Training survey

  • Last modified:March 17th, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey detailing your training requirements and habits. We understand that training is a key component of your profession and we would like to gain a better understanding of how we, as your chosen recruitment partner, can assist you further with your training needs.  
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Advisory Board Feedback

  • Last modified:March 15th, 2021
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Internal Recruitment Survey

  • Last modified:March 4th, 2021

In response to the latest report launched by the REC ‘Recruitment and recovery’, outlining the economic and social impact of the recruitment industry in the UK, we would like to find out more about what led you personally into a career in the recruitment industry, be that as a recruiter or a member of one of the support teams. Please complete our short survey to be in with a chance of winning £25*.

*All survey respondents who complete the survey by Wednesday 10th March and who leave their name will be entered into a prize draw to win £25.  
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Social Media Usage

  • Last modified:February 24th, 2021
Back in December we asked you, our candidates, what social platforms you used most regularly - 32% of you chose Facebook, whilst 26% told us you predominantly rely on LinkedIn to enhance your career. Now we want to take this one step further and find out more about your habits on social media. Take our quick survey today.
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Athona’s Overview Brochure

  • Last modified:March 16th, 2021
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Education Candidate Persona Survey

  • Last modified:February 16th, 2021
Take a look at the full results from our education candidate persona survey here.
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Healthcare Candidate Persona Survey

  • Last modified:February 16th, 2021
Take a look at the full results from our healthcare candidate persona survey here.
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Permanent Psychiatry Candidate Feedback

  • Last modified:February 12th, 2021
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Permanent Psychiatry Client Feedback

  • Last modified:February 12th, 2021
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Clinical Services

Insourcing Clinical Services

Insourcing has become a preferred option for NHS Trusts because it offers a flexible, upscaling solution for patient waiting lists during periods of increased demand. Arranged on a short to medium term basis, it removes the need for a lengthy procurement exercise for fixed term outsourcing arrangements. Our specialist teams have been developed to support Trusts with high volume outpatient and day case surgical procedures – ensuring maximum RTT (‘Referral to Treatment’, which is an NHS-wide waiting time pledge to patients) impact. In turn, this gives your substantive teams time to focus on the more complex cases and patient needs.

Athona Clinical Services

Athona Clinical Services (the insourcing arm of Athona), Launched by Athona Recruitment in February 2020 reflects Athona’s 18 year reputation of providing high-quality resourcing solutions and their commitment to ‘Affecting Futures’ as they support Trusts to overcome significant challenges in their elective recovery strategies. Waiting list pressures have never been more challenging. That’s why our Clinical Leads are committed to understanding your current pressures and providing the bespoke support you need to reduce waiting times. The service we provide is specifically tailored to each Trusts’ needs and is designed to help rapidly reduce the volume of patients breaching operational standards. These standards, such as RTT (Referral to Treatment), are part of an NHS pledge to minimise the length of time patients wait between referral and treatment. Together, we devise a joint plan to tackle the issues faced by your Trust; whether it’s a short-term need to remove the backlog of patients in order to achieve operational compliance, or a longer-term partnership to provide ongoing support. Both routes are focused on positively enhancing the patient’s experience and easing the pressure on your Trust. We support Trusts in the following ways:
  • Provision of multi-disciplinary consultant led teams
  • Triage and clinical assessment of patients
  • Clinically appropriate diagnostics and treatment
  • Onward referral or discharge
  • Follow up appointments
  • Administration for each episode
  • Delivery within your hospital setting
  • A wide range of specialities and flexible options are available
Our experienced teams work in partnership with your Trust to manage the patient pathway end to end. We can provide teams for weekends, evenings or full 7-day services to complement and extend your existing capacity. Our rates are based on a below tariff offering. We work with you to ensure the Trust receives the best value for money by pricing per procedure, or per team, to meet your budget.

Want to find out more?

More information about the specialties we cover and the service we provide is available on our website. Or if you would prefer to talk through your options and find out more about insourcing or request a meeting to discuss how we can help, please email us at
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Affecting Futures

  • Last modified:January 19th, 2021
  • About Us
Healthcare and education aren’t just sectors or industries – they’re the foundations of our society, and the building blocks of our collective future. So, by recruiting exclusively within these two areas, we’re distinctly aware of just how much what we do matters. Put simply, the healthcare professionals we place save lives, and the education professionals we recruit change lives. This explains the ethos that Athona Recruitment is built upon: Affecting Futures. Every day, every Athona recruitment consultant, every Athona candidate, and every Athona client affects futures. And we don’t take that responsibility lightly. From the people we employ to the compliance we implement; we do everything in our power to ensure we operate by the same ethical standards our partners do. We make honesty and integrity part of our DNA – because work this important deserves nothing less. Above all, we put ourselves in the minds of our candidates and clients and truly understand the unparalleled challenges you face. These aren’t just jobs. And we aren’t just recruiters. We’re committed to Affecting Futures in the best way possible, just like you are. We decided to establish an Advisory Board initiative in 2020 to better understand the customer journey that our clients and candidates go through to access the services from Athona. This has allowed us to improve where necessary our service and embark on new offerings. The opinions of our clients and candidates is paramount to us growing. We started our Advisory Board initiative with the healthcare side of the business in 2020 and in 2021 are launching an Advisory Board specifically related to our clients and candidates who work in the education sector.

So what have we learnt so far?

During our initial Advisory Board meeting we came away with a vast amount of feedback that we have been working on throughout 2020 and into 2021.Accessing tailored support, not just for your career, but all aspects of your life; e.g advice from industry experts. Attending events that would allow you to earn CPD points.Enhancing our commitment to customer service through better understanding our candidate journey.Giving you easier access to find jobs on our website and enhancing the engagement of our content.We have already started partnering with industry experts to offer our clients and candidates advice on areas of interest, for example, financial planning advice. Now we’re in the process of gaining our CPD accreditation, which will allow our customers to gain CPD points for attending our events.Throughout 2021 we will be looking at our customer journey and a project team is in place to drive this forward over the next year. This will include looking at all touch points that our customers have with Athona. To be part of our Advisory Board please contact
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