Athona Clinical Services website now live

  • February 17th, 2021
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Athona Clinical Services (the insourcing arm of Athona), is excited to announce the launch of our new dedicated website. Designed to showcase our clinical service offerings and outline the highly experienced, consultant led, multidisciplinary teams we have available to support the recovery of waiting lists, which is more important now than ever before. Insourcing has […]

All frontline NHS staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19

  • January 11th, 2021
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It has now been announced, after the third vaccine Moderna was approved for use last week, that NHS Trusts have been instructed to rapidly vaccinate all frontline health and social care workers against COVID-19 – including all temporary and locum healthcare professionals. Whilst all NHS staff will now be vaccinated, the Joint Committee on Vaccination […]

Mental wellbeing for all this World Mental Health Day

  • October 9th, 2020
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This year, more than ever, mental health has been at the forefront of conversation due to the coronavirus pandemic. But, despite this, in August the BBC reported that NHS leaders saw a rise in mental health difficulties, but a drop in referrals to mental health services during the peak of the pandemic. As the crisis […]

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 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 […]

Will lifting immigration limits on NHS medics resolve staff shortages?

  • August 2nd, 2019
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Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, recently pledged for free movement of doctors and nurses from across the world to the UK and to lift immigration limits in a bid to help resolve NHS staff shortages. Our permanent recruitment expert, Drew Eaton, has been working in healthcare recruitment for four years, spending two years of this time […]

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 […]

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 […]

Celebrating Mental Health Nurses’ Day

  • February 21st, 2019
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On 21st February 2019 the RCN Mental Health Forum held the first ever Mental Health Nurses’ Day, which is set to be an annual event. The day is dedicated to celebrating and recognising the invaluable work mental health nurses do, which changes lives on a daily basis. It’s no secret that the need for mental […]

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 […]