6 Reasons To Become A Trainee Recruitment Consultant

  • November 7th, 2018
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Are you looking to begin an exciting new career in the world of recruitment? Looking for a change of scenery from your current sales role? Or want to learn an abundance of skills in a fast-paced environment? Then becoming a trainee recruitment consultant could be the job role for you. Still not sure? Here’s just […]

Four qualities that make a great recruiter

  • October 3rd, 2018
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Are you looking to start your recruitment career, but aren’t sure if you have the right skill-set to succeed. Keep reading to find out four qualities you need to become a great recruiter.   Listening – To start your career in recruitment, whether it’s as a specialist AHP recruiter or working as an internal recruiter, it’s essential […]

Refer & earn: win a luxury hamper!

  • August 10th, 2018
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Do you want to be in with the chance of winning a luxury hamper from Fortnum & Mason? The need to fill nursing jobs is becoming increasingly important. Therefore, until the 31st August, on top of the standard referral bonus, for every nurse you refer to us your name will be entered into a draw to win […]

Relocating to the UK – one year on

  • March 28th, 2018
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Are you interested in relocating to the UK, but find it a daunting prospect? Our permanent and international team are on hand to find you your perfect role, as well helping alleviate any concerns you may have. Meet Lisa and find out how she’s finding living and working in the UK. Why were you interested […]

National Apprenticeship Week 2018

  • March 9th, 2018
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To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week we asked our current and graduate apprentices, along with their managers, how an apprenticeship at Athona works for them. From working in a busy sales role to demanding support role, take a look at what our fantastic apprentices and their managers have to say: “Having Crystal join the Marketing team […]

Why is the NHS under so much pressure?

  • January 24th, 2018
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Staff shortages, waiting times and more nurses leaving the profession than ever before, it’s clear the NHS is under a lot of pressure. In particular areas such as, emergency departments and GP services, seem to be suffering Take a look at some of the main challenges facing the NHS: Source – My health London NHS […]

24 hours in A&E celebrates its 100th episode

  • January 19th, 2018
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With so much negativity surrounding the NHS in recent months, it was uplifting to see a news story which highlights the work of just one of many hospitals in the UK. On the 16th January the 100th episode of 24 Hours in A&E was broadcasted. To celebrate the accolade, consultant in Emergency Medicine, Dr Will […]

Figures show one in 10 nurses leave the NHS each year

  • January 18th, 2018
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Nursing leaders are reporting a ‘dangerous and downward spiral’, as new figures reveal 33,000 nurses walked away last year alone, meaning the pressure is building on community services and understaffed hospitals. To get a greater understanding of nursing shortages within the NHS, the BBC conducted an in-depth study, revealing: “More than 10% of the nursing […]

Inequality of NHS funding affects mental health services

  • January 16th, 2018
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A new report published by the King’s fund has revealed physical health services in the UK are still receiving bigger budgets, despite ministers repeatedly stressing the need to increase mental health service funding. Figures show the budgets of NHS mental health Trusts in England increased by only 2% in 2016-17, compared to the 6% boost […]

Severe shortage of radiologists in the NHS

  • January 9th, 2018
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Senior doctors have warned a lack of radiologists, especially interventional radiologists, is putting patients at risk. The government revealed more than a quarter of NHS Trusts in England don’t have enough radiologists, meaning patients needing surgery often have to experience more invasive operations, leading to putting them at higher risk. Recent figures have revealed on […]

Bed shortage crisis in England alarms NHS bosses

  • December 8th, 2017
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A recent report by NHS Providers uncovered fears that Britain could be hit by the worst flu strain in decades, with hospitals close to 99% full, far over the 85% limit previously anticipated. Chief executives from hospitals across the UK have raised concerns patients could be harmed, and understaffed wards will be unable to cope […]

NHS funding crisis – who’s at risk of closure?

  • November 17th, 2017
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Recent reports have revealed hundreds of GP surgeries, A&E units and walk-in centres are facing closure due to NHS financial problems, understaffing and modernisation plans. Over the past four months 70 NHS services across England have been shut down or have been downgraded, some of which included maternity units and community hospitals. Holly Maltby, a […]