Athona is not only an established locum agency, we’re also experts in permanent healthcare recruitment with dedicated permanent recruitment teams, covering acute medicine, psychiatry, nursing and AHP/HSS.

Over the past 18 years, we’ve successfully provided healthcare staffing to the NHS and private sector and understand that permanent recruitment requires a tailored approach. We’re dedicated to finding the best candidates and always keep up to date with the latest recruitment methods in order to build a strong pool of candidates. We don’t just limit our search for the best healthcare professionals to the UK, we’re take our recruitment to the EU and across the world.

To support the individual needs of our clients, we have run tailored marketing campaigns to attract new candidates for specific or large requirements. This can include paid online advertising and targeted social media and email campaigns. Before you receive any CVs, we’ll pre-screen the candidates to ensure they meet your requirements and offer support with compliance.

With increasing pressures on budgets and staffing levels in hospitals both in the NHS and private sector, we’re proud of the cost savings we can offer through permanent recruitment. Over the course of one year, a private hospital working with our psychiatry team saved almost £65,000 by employing just one Consultant Psychiatrist.

Want to find out more about permanent recruitment solutions? Get in touch with the team by email at