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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Latest Appraisal for Revalidation Success

  • September 25th, 2017
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We are delighted to announce that according to the latest Annual Organisational Audit (AOA) Comparator Report from NHS England, we have excelled compared to our competitors. In the latest report comparing locum agency designated bodies and national appraisal statistics, our missed appraisals percentage stands at just 0.7%, in contrast to our competitors who received 6.3%. […]

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 […]

Life as a Locum Doctor

  • February 23rd, 2017
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Mike Gough graduated from Medical School in 2012 and worked his foundation years in the West Midlands, where he helped create and design websites is several NHS Trusts. He has shared his story with us, to give us an insight into his experiences of being a locum doctor.   “Don’t you have to keep moving […]

Matters of the mind – an insight into psychiatry

  • February 10th, 2017
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Psychiatry is an integral part of medicine. It offers a fascinating and rewarding career and the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of patients’ mental health and well-being. We spoke to one of our psychiatrists about his role as a Learning Disabilities Consultant.   Tell us about your background – what made […]

Athona announced as preferred supplier for East of England

  • January 26th, 2017
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Athona is a leading framework supplier of doctors and has been awarded places on major frameworks including National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS, HealthTrust Europe (HTE) Total Workforce Solutions (TWS) Framework, Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and London Procurement Programme (LPP) Framework. We have also been announced as a supplier on the East of England Preferred Supplier List. Being an […]

Rise in number of locum doctors

  • December 21st, 2016
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Figures have shown since 2009, the number of hospital doctors choosing to work as locums has almost doubled. On average, 1,304 more doctors each year are choosing locum work. The figures from National Statistics, were commissioned by Brookson, a provider of accountancy services to locum doctors. The data was gathered from locums who use its […]

Recruitment Day for Doctors, Nurses and Healthcare professionals in London

  • June 1st, 2016
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Athona is holding a recruitment day for doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals at the Holiday Inn London – Bloomsbury. Date: Saturday 25th June Time: 09:00 – 17:00 Location: Holiday Inn London – Bloomsbury, Coram Street, London, WC1N 1HT  On the day we will be: • Recruiting doctors, nurses and health professionals. • Verifying documents. • Conducting […]