Working as a locum doctor in South Wales

  • October 13th, 2021
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Here at Athona, we have a number of locum doctor jobs available in the picturesque region of South Wales. Home to the Welsh capital of Cardiff, along with some of the country’s prettiest scenery, the region is consistently ranked as one of the top places to visit in the UK. The region is also very […]

Urology Awareness Month

  • September 1st, 2021
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September is Urology Awareness Month, which focuses on raising awareness to breakdown the stigma and encourage people to take care of their urological health. What is urology? Urology deals with diseases of the male and female urinary area (kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra) and the male reproductive system. It’s estimated that 1 out of every […]

Life after foundation training: your FY3 year

  • April 30th, 2019
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In August, thousands of junior doctors will make the first step from medical school into posts within hospitals or move into their second year of rotation. Placements last between three and six months and provide the opportunity to learn about and train in different specialties. During this time junior doctors will shadow and support experienced […]

Athona can help with the cost of your IELTS exam

  • April 4th, 2019
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Are you thinking about relocating to the UK for work and need to take an IELTS exam to do so? If so, Athona can help. We’re offering to reimburse the cost of either the course fees to prepare you for your IELTS (provided through Specialist Language Courses (SLC)), or the cost of the exam. To […]

Limited time only: Earn £500 when you register

  • January 9th, 2019
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Did you know you can earn £500* by simply registering with Athona? For a limited time only, we’re offering every new doctor or psychiatrist a £500 bonus once you have completed your registration. So don’t delay – send your CV into our dedicated teams today. *T&Cs apply, please see below for more details. Terms & […]

What support do locum doctors get with revalidation and appraisal?

  • October 26th, 2018
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As a locum doctor you get to enjoy many benefits including increased flexibility, more varied work and the ability to pick and choose your working schedule. However, locums and doctors in short-term placements don’t have access to some of the usual systems in place to support CPD, appraisal and revalidation. The NHS has recently released […]

Becoming a doctor in the UK: An insight

  • August 9th, 2018
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This week on Channel 4 we followed the journey of aspiring non-EU doctors through their journey to practice in the UK on the TV programme ‘The Foreign Doctors Are Coming.’ The NHS has experienced a shortage of doctors in recent years and non-EU doctors are now stepping in to close the gap. A quick scroll […]

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 […]

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 […]