Coronavirus Advice

  • November 10th, 2020
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With the four nations of the UK now operating with different measures to tackle the spread of coronavirus, it is important to review the guidance relevant to where you live and also where you work. Healthcare professionals have specific advice when dealing with cases, symptoms, testing and isolation; guidance is regularly updated in the links [...]

Starting your career as a teaching assistant

  • September 16th, 2021
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Do you fancy a career in education but not sure where to start? Then a teaching assistant role may be for you. Not only are you moving away from a 9 to 5 job but you’ll be making a difference to pupils lives. If you think this could be for you, then keep reading to […]

Focussing on your wellbeing for a new academic year

  • September 9th, 2021
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The beginning of a new school year can be a busy and stressful time for teachers and support staff, to better support your mental health and help you focus on your wellbeing for a new academic year we’ve devised 10 top tips to help you manage being back at school and prioritising your wellbeing. Reconnect […]

Urology Awareness Month

  • September 1st, 2021
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September is Urology Awareness Month, which focuses on raising awareness to breakdown the stigma and encourage people to take care of their urological health. What is urology? Urology deals with diseases of the male and female urinary area (kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra) and the male reproductive system. It’s estimated that 1 out of every […]

Advisory Board: Supporting your mental wellbeing

  • August 23rd, 2021
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At the beginning of August 2021 we held the third in a series of Advisory Board sessions, with the focus this time on supporting our candidate’s mental wellbeing, a topic all too prevalent with the continuation of the coronavirus pandemic. A difficult, but necessary discussion led us to uncover a feeling of burnout, moral injury, […]

Healthcare Workers’ Foundation: Athona’s charity partner

  • July 28th, 2021
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The Healthcare Workers’ Foundation, also known as HWF (originally called Healthcare Extraordinary Response Organisation, Education & Support – HEROES) is a charity committed to protecting the welfare and wellbeing of healthcare workers across the UK. Having recently launched an online platform, Healthchain, the HWF has enabled easy access to a growing number of initiatives, including […]

Living in the East Midlands

  • July 26th, 2021
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Now that life is beginning to slowly get back to a new-normal post the global pandemic, you might be tempted to explore different parts of the UK for job relocation purposes. At Athona, we have numerous permanent psychiatry positions throughout the UK and are always looking for the right candidates to fill them. The pandemic […]

Why Recruitment?

  • July 7th, 2021
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If you’ve chosen a career in recruitment, the question of ‘why?’ won’t be uncommon to you. My team and I get asked on a monthly if not weekly basis – what made us choose a career in the recruitment industry. Ultimately working in recruitment is working in a high-pressured sales environment, but if you thrive […]

Meet the Athona Team – Geri

  • May 21st, 2021
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We have a wonderful bunch of employees here at Athona, so throughout 2021 we will be shining the spotlight on a different employee each month to find out more about their job role and how they are Affecting Futures. From Recruitment Consultant’s to our support functions, there are lots of people doing great work every […]

Findings from Athona’s Healthcare Advisory Board

  • May 6th, 2021
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On Saturday 10th April, we held our second Advisory Board (virtually this time) with a selection of our healthcare candidates. The aim of this event was sharing information on actions we have taken since the first Advisory Board (pre-pandemic), as well as finding out what other challenges our healthcare professionals have faced due to the […]

The advantages of being a supply teacher

  • May 4th, 2021
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There are many great advantages of becoming a supply teacher, whether it’s a move from a full-time teaching role, or your first step into teaching. We chat to Adrian, who has worked through Athona as a supply teacher for a number of years now, to find out his thoughts on the advantages of the role. […]

Meet the Athona Team – Lauren

  • April 23rd, 2021
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We have a wonderful bunch of employees here at Athona, so throughout 2021 we will be shining the spotlight on a different employee each month to find out more about their job role and how they are Affecting Futures. From Recruitment Consultant’s to our support functions, there are lots of people doing great work every […]

Athona Group responds to latest guidance released by NHS England and the move towards raising the number of elective surgeries to get the NHS back on track

  • April 15th, 2021
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Press Release Essex-based workforce management firm, Athona, industry healthcare specialists, has welcomed the release of NHS England’s latest guidance on the subject of 2021/22 priorities and operational planning for elective surgeries. The company has been working on providing a service offering to support the NHS post COVID-19 in order to reduce referral to treatment times […]