Athona donate Christmas presents to Brentwood Community Hospital

  • December 23rd, 2020
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For Christmas 2020, our Athona employees decided to do something a little different. Rather than our usual ‘secret Santa’ gift giving amongst employees, we instead decided to buy presents for staff at our local hospital, Brentwood Community Hospital. After this year, our employees felt they would rather donate presents to staff at the local hospital [...]

Discount for doctors on Edgecumbe Doctor 360

  • December 17th, 2020
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2020 has been a challenging and unusual year for everyone. Although it feels like a lifetime ago after the events in the months that followed, we held our first Advisory Board meeting in January, and have some positive news to share from feedback we gathered on the day. One of the biggest issues that was [...]

Exclusive Oxford Medical discount for doctors

  • December 15th, 2020
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2020 has been a challenging and unusual year for everyone and we are especially aware of just how difficult it has been for our candidates on the frontline throughout this pandemic. Although it feels like a lifetime ago, back in January this year we held our first Advisory Board meeting and are delighted to share [...]

Athona’s Virtual Advent Calendar

  • December 1st, 2020
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Usually, throughout December, the team at Athona are heading out meeting with candidates and clients across the country. But with Coronavirus restrictions in place, face-to-face meetings cannot go ahead and we didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity of spreading some festive cheer in 2020! That’s why this year we’re bringing you Athona’s virtual […]

Merry SHIFTmas is back for 2020!

  • November 30th, 2020
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As we come to the end of 2020, we wanted to recognise the hard work and commitment of our nursing candidates throughout the ongoing pandemic, and reward them for their continued dedication. That’s why, after the success of Merry SHIFTmas in 2018 and 2019, we have decided to bring it back for 2020. To help […]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Testing Asymptomatic NHS Staff

  • November 9th, 2020
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The following information provided by NHS England and NHS Improvement sets out the arrangements that are being put in place to support local systems in expanding the asymptomatic testing capacity of staff (including locum/agency staff) for COVID-19. ‘Evidence has shown that people infected with COVID-19 can have no symptoms and still transmit the virus to […]

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 […]