Nursing applicants have fallen by a third since the bursary ended

  • February 6th, 2018
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Recent figures have shown the number of people applying to train as a nurse in England has fallen by an extra 13%, meaning the total number of applicants over two years fell by a third. The decrease in number of applicants choosing to study nursing, is believed to be due to the government opting to […]

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 […]

Day in the life of an apprentice

  • November 3rd, 2017
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Meet Natalie,  she is an apprentice for our Nursing division. Find out here what her day-to-day life is like at Athona. What does a typical day look like for you? A typical day for myself consists of booking shifts, sourcing new candidates and chasing compliance. I try to plan each day in advance so that […]

Day in the life of an apprentice

  • October 27th, 2017
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Meet Nicole, she is a Compliance administrator apprentice for our nursing team. Find out here what her day-to-day life is like at Athona. What does a typical day look like for you? A typical day for me is supporting the recruitment consultants with compliance needs. What tasks do you complete on a day-to-day basis? Chasing […]

Day in the life of an apprentice

  • October 20th, 2017
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Meet Lacie, she is a Sales Consultant apprentice for our surgery team. Find out here what her day-to-day life is like at Athona. What does a typical day look like for you? A typical day for me starts off by me sitting at my desk and getting out all of the things I will need […]

Day in the life of an apprentice

  • September 29th, 2017
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Meet Sean, he is a Sales Consultant apprentice for our Radiology team. Find out here what his day-to-day life is like at Athona. What does a typical day look like for you? A typical day for me is coming in at 8:20 and sorting out my emails from the evening before, making sure anything I […]

The National Education Union Launches

  • September 12th, 2017
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Voted for by its members, the amalgamation of the Association of Teachers and Leaders and the National Union of Teachers means the NEU will be the largest education union in Europe. Choosing the new academic year as the moment to launch their joint venture, the union will represent a majority of teachers and education professionals […]

NHS will pay recruiters £100 million to plug staffing gaps

  • September 1st, 2017
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Starting in the autumn, recruiters will be paid £100 million to find enough doctors to fill NHS staffing gaps, as a seven day working week comes into force. The NHS recruitment drive will take place over the next three and years, with an estimated 5,000 more GPs will be needed; with almost half coming from […]

Meet our newest apprentice graduate

  • September 1st, 2017
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After joining us last August, our latest apprenticeship graduate, Jess, has spent the past year with our education team. Working closely alongside our primary team as an account manager, Jess will continue with the success she has already achieved in this role and begin her full-time recruitment career here at Athona. We spoke to Jess […]

A study predicts the UK needs 71,000 more care home places

  • August 18th, 2017
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A study has found an extra 71,000 care home spaces are needed in the next eight years to cope with Britain’s increased demand, as people are living longer and face more health problems. Estimated research predicts there will be an extra 353,000 older people with more complex needs by 2025, which will increase the amounts […]