Findings from Athona’s Healthcare Advisory Board

  • May 6th, 2021
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On Saturday 10th April, we held our second Advisory Board (virtually this time) with a selection of our healthcare candidates. The aim of this event was sharing information on actions we have taken since the first Advisory Board (pre-pandemic), as well as finding out what other challenges our healthcare professionals have faced due to the […]

1 year of lockdown – A Day of Reflection

  • March 23rd, 2021
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Today is exactly one year since the first national lockdown was announced in the UK. Marie Curie are marking the day with a ‘National Day of Reflection’ to reflect on our collective loss, support those who’ve been bereaved and hope for a brighter future. There will be a minute’s silence at 12pm, and Marie Curie […]

Through the eyes of our healthcare candidates

  • March 16th, 2021
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Healthcare and education aren’t just sectors or industries – they’re the foundations of our society, and the building blocks of our collective future. By recruiting exclusively within these two areas, we’re distinctly aware of just how much what we do matters. It is of paramount importance for us to understand exactly who our candidates are; […]

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 […]

New Health & Care Tier 2 Visa

  • August 26th, 2020
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In July 2020 the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, announced the new Tier 2 fast-track visa route for all eligible health and care professionals – making the process quicker, cheaper and easier for healthcare professionals to relocate to the UK. What’s new? Whilst the visa […]

Athona’s Healthcare Heroes 2020

  • April 20th, 2020
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Not only are you the nation’s heroes, you’re also Athona’s Healthcare Heroes and to celebrate you and show recognition, we’re asking you to send in photos or videos of you and your NHS colleagues for us to share across our social media as part of Athona’s Healthcare Heroes. We want to use this as a […]

The campaign for compassionate care

  • January 31st, 2020
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Are you familiar with #hellomynameis? It’s a huge social change campaign set up by Dr Kate Granger MBE during her time in hospital following her terminal cancer diagnosis. The staff that cared for her were very busy and sometimes forgot to introduce themselves before treating her. From there, the campaign was born. Dr Kate Granger […]

Healthcare Open Day – Brentwood, Essex

  • December 14th, 2019
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Athona Recruitment is holding a healthcare open day at our Brentwood head office on Saturday, 14th December. This is the perfect opportunity to come along and complete your registration with Athona, finish any outstanding compliance, refresh your skills with our training sessions and meet the team. Training includes: 9am to 12.30pm – medication awareness 1pm […]

Healthcare Open Day – Maidstone, Kent

  • November 13th, 2019
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We’re holding an open day in West Malling, Kent on Wednesday, 13th November. We’re inviting healthcare professionals to come along to complete any outstanding compliance documents or to your begin registration.   Churchill Square is easily accessible by train, road and public transport and there is free on-site parking. Get in touch with us to […]

Dear Boris: Don’t overlook healthcare during Brexit negotiations

  • August 23rd, 2019
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We’ve been keeping a close eye on Brexit negotiations and appreciate that it’s an unsettling time for healthcare professionals in and outside of the UK. In the case of a no-deal Brexit, Boris Johnson has stated that on 31st October the current system of freedom of movement will end. As of July, around a third […]

More doctors choose Athona as their designated body

  • July 23rd, 2019
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We’re proud to announce we have received fantastic results in the latest Medical Revalidation Annual Organisational Audit (AOA) Comparator Report from NHS England. Our results are consistently ahead of our competitors, and this year is no different with our performance exceeding our own previous results. Between 1st March 2018 and 31st March 2019, 98.6% of […]

Chiara’s adventure relocating to the UK

  • April 13th, 2018
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Are you interested in relocating to the UK, but are worried about the daunting prospect? Our permanent and international team are on hand to find you your perfect role, as well help alleviate any concerns you may have. Meet Chiara and find out how she’s finding living and working in the UK. Why were you interested in […]