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 [...]

Locum doctors: Start 2021 with the right financial advice

  • November 27th, 2020
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Ready to move on from 2020? Start the New Year on the right foot with sound financial advice tailored specifically for you. Working as a locum doctor, we know you face a different set of challenges that could impact you financially - whether that’s having access to financial advice due to unsociable working hours, variable [...]

Testing Asymptomatic NHS Staff

  • November 9th, 2020
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As we move into a second Lockdown in England (with various other restrictions and lockdowns in place across the four dissolved nations) the NHS and government have begun to implement larger testing capacities for asymptomatic NHS staff. NHS England and NHS Improvement have outlined the arrangements currently being put in place to support local areas […]

Recognising International Stress Awareness Week in 2020

  • November 2nd, 2020
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Since 2018, The International Stress Management Association (ISMAUK) has dedicated a week to raising awareness about preventing and managing stress and highlighting the importance of good mental wellbeing. This year’s International Stress Awareness Week has never been so important. Mental health issues are often discussed and at the forefront of everyone’s mind, but in the […]

Mental wellbeing for all this World Mental Health Day

  • October 9th, 2020
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This year, more than ever, mental health has been at the forefront of conversation due to the coronavirus pandemic. But, despite this, in August the BBC reported that NHS leaders saw a rise in mental health difficulties, but a drop in referrals to mental health services during the peak of the pandemic. As the crisis […]

Limited Time Offer: Refer an RMN

  • September 21st, 2020
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For a limited time only, we’re offering a choice of rewards every time you refer a registered mental health nurse (RMN) to Athona. With a bonus of £200 available, we’re offering three ways to receive your reward; credit towards your annual Athona appraisal, financial contribution towards your CPD or a voucher of your choice. Simply recommend […]

Athona awarded place on new Healthtrust Europe Framework

  • September 9th, 2020
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We’re proud to announce we have been awarded a place on the new Healthtrust Europe (HTE) framework for National and International Permanent Recruitment Solutions with Recruitment Process Optimisation. Successfully securing a place on this new framework will enable us to support the NHS in addressing the healthcare worker shortage, ensuring a reduction in agency spend […]

IELTS or OET: which test should nurses choose?

  • September 2nd, 2020
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For all nurses who trained outside of the UK and are considering moving to the UK for work, you will need to meet the English Language standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). To achieve this, you must complete either the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test or the Occupational English Test […]

New Health & Care Tier 2 Visa

  • August 26th, 2020
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In July 2020 the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, announced the new Tier 2 fast-track visa route for all eligible health and care professionals – making the process quicker, cheaper and easier for healthcare professionals to relocate to the UK. What’s new? Whilst the visa […]

Catching up with Gemma: One year on

  • August 21st, 2020
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We can’t believe it’s been a year since Gemma graduated from Athona’s apprenticeship scheme. We briefly caught up with Gemma to see how she’s been getting on in her role as a resourcer for our Permanent Psychiatry team and how she found the assessment process. Since you graduated from Athona’s apprenticeship scheme last August, what […]

Athona – Working safely during Covid-19 statement

  • June 9th, 2020
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A full Health and Safety risk assessment has been conducted in line with the working safely during Covid-19 offices contact centres guidance for employers, employees and the self-employed published 11th of May 2020. Any subsequent changes in guidelines or Health and Safety guidelines will be risk assessed, implemented where practicable and training provided to all employees. […]

Athona’s Healthcare Heroes 2020

  • April 20th, 2020
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Not only are you the nations heroes, you’re also Athona’s Healthcare Heroes and to celebrate you and show recognition, we’re asking you to send in photos of you and your NHS colleagues for us to share across our social media as part of Athona’s Healthcare Heroes. We want to use this as a time to […]