Webinar: Free CPD Event – Private Pensions

  • October 19th, 2021
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Athona Recruitment is pleased to announce the next webinar in our series in collaboration with Wesleyan. Join us on Tuesday 19th October at 7pm where we will be discussing ‘Private Pensions’ This is a free webinar, which is designed for healthcare professionals, who are considering moving from an NHS to private pension and to help […]

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 […]

Top 5 thing to do in Portsmouth

  • October 6th, 2021
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Did you know here at Athona we have a number of locum agency nurse jobs available in the waterfront city of Portsmouth? Located on the south coast of England, directly opposite the Isle of Wight, it’s the only island city in the country and is only a short two-hour car or train journey from London. […]

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 […]

The NHS pension dispute: What’s being done to help doctors and nurses?

  • August 23rd, 2019
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There have been lots of changes made already since the appointment of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister in July, including proposing a plan to allow doctors and nurses flexibility with their pension contributions. The plan is designed to avoid breaching the annual tax-free allowance and receiving large tax bills at the end of the financial […]

EU doctors: locum work after Brexit

  • July 9th, 2019
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Since the EU Referendum took place in the UK in June 2016, there has been a level of uncertainty surrounding Brexit and how it would evidently affect our valued EU doctors. To ensure you feel prepared, we’ve been speaking to some of our EU doctors about how they have been preparing for post-Brexit and how […]

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 […]

Kickstart your Radiology career

  • February 18th, 2019
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If you’re considering locum work after completing your medical studies, you’re not alone. A huge number of medical professionals including many radiologists choose locum work every year. The ever increasing demand for radiologists means that there are locum radiology jobs all over the UK. So, why are so many doctors choosing this route and why […]

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 […]

How locum nursing can benefit you

  • August 22nd, 2018
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Are you looking for a new nursing job? Perhaps you’re considering working as a locum nurse through an agency, but aren’t sure what the benefits are? Take a look at our top four reasons to choose locum nursing: Flexibility: As a locum nurse, you can decide exactly when you want to work and are able to pick […]

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 […]

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 […]