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 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 Athona’s […]

Healthcare professional shortages in the UK

  • May 31st, 2019
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The Migration Advisory Committee has advised that the UK is short of almost every type of healthcare professional, and that all medical professions should be placed on the shortage occupation list. Previously only Consultants in Clinical Radiology, Emergency Medicine and Old Age Psychiatry were on the list. What does this mean for healthcare professionals? It […]

Emergency Medicine: Refer and Earn

  • October 15th, 2018
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Emergency Medicine is one of our most in-demand specialties for medical jobs and until Thursday 30th October , we’re doubling our referral bonus. Simply recommend an A&E doctor to Athona for a locum position and once they’ve worked 200 hours through us, you will receive your reward. How much can I earn? You have the option to […]

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 […]

Refer & earn: win a luxury hamper!

  • August 10th, 2018
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Do you want to be in with the chance of winning a luxury hamper from Fortnum & Mason? The need to fill nursing jobs is becoming increasingly important. Therefore, until the 31st August, on top of the standard referral bonus, for every nurse you refer to us your name will be entered into a draw to win […]

Immigration cap axed for doctors and nurses

  • June 15th, 2018
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This week it was announced as of Friday 15th June, the immigration cap on doctors and nurses has been axed. Most have welcomed the news, with NHS bosses describing it as a “huge relief” more doctors and nurses from outside the EU can now be welcomed into the UK to fill roles. Before the lift, […]

How Valeria launched her radiography career in the UK

  • April 6th, 2018
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Are you interested in relocating to the UK, but find it a daunting prospect? Our permanent and international team are on hand to find you your perfect role, as well helping alleviate any concerns you may have. Meet Valeria and find out how she’s finding living and working in the UK. Why were you interested […]

GMC includes burnout questions on this years’ national training survey

  • March 27th, 2018
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As the General Medical Council (GMC) continues to uphold standards of practice across the UK, they have recently seeked answers from doctors regarding the impact of burnout and exhaustion as part of the national training surveys (NTS). This is the first time such questions have been addressed, although the new questions are voluntary to answer. […]

Tonight’s NHS Winter Crisis: What’s the Truth?

  • February 2nd, 2018
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Last night on ITV, the Tonight programme dedicated their weekly show to uncovering the “truth behind the NHS winter crisis”, widely acknowledged as the worst in recent history. As the situation escalates to alarming levels across the UK, ambulances and emergency departments are under intensive pressure and non-essential surgery have been cancelled. The show followed […]

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 […]