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 […]

COVID-19 Support & Guidance

  • March 20th, 2020
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Athona Recruitment is continuing to operate as usual and will ensure there is no disruption to the service we provide. We will endeavour to keep this page up to date with any important messages from Athona, so please do check back regularly. We would like to take this time to thank our candidates and clients, […]

Coronavirus Advice

  • March 4th, 2020
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This information is correct as of 31/07/2020 16.45 For the latest information on the status of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK, please visit the Government website where information is updated daily. You can also view the Government’s latest updates to Staying alert and safe (social distancing) An exemption was originally put in place, at the beginning of June, […]

#AskAnApprentice at Athona

  • February 5th, 2020
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As we continue to celebrate #NationalApprenticeshipWeek, and join in with #AskAnApprentice, we spoke to Amy and Raphael, two of Athona’s newest apprentices, to find out how they’ve found their first few months at Athona.   Amy works in our compliance team supporting our healthcare divisions, here’s what she had to say: What is the best […]

The campaign for compassionate care

  • January 31st, 2020
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Are you familiar with #hellomynameis? It’s a huge social change campaign set up by Dr Kate Granger MBE during her time in hospital following her terminal cancer diagnosis. The staff that cared for her were very busy and sometimes forgot to introduce themselves before treating her. From there, the campaign was born. Dr Kate Granger […]