Beach in South Wales

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 accessible from England, with the city of Bristol only a short drive away. South Wales is also a very popular staycation destination and home to the Brecon Beacons. The area is also famous for its coal and beautiful valleys.

If you’re a doctor and have been practicing in the same area for years then you might find working in South Wales to be an exciting opportunity to drive your career forward. And you’ll find that South Wales has a great sense of community, affordable housing and not to mention plenty of natural landscape which is right on your doorstep.

Here’s just a few things you can get up to in South Wales when you’re not locuming:

The Welsh capital Cardiff

The capital of Wales is one of the most attractive cities in the UK. Cardiff Castle is one of the main attractions, filled with 2,000 years of history. It’s perfect if you’re into your history and also a great family day out.

Brecon Beacons National Park

The Brecons Beacons is less than an hour’s drive from Cardiff and is considered one of the most beautiful parts of Wales. The Beacons was founded in 1957 for its wild ponies and its peaks which are more than 1,000 feet high- some going up to 2,000 feet. This is the perfect way to get those steps in.

Glamorgan Heritage Coast

The Glamorgan coast stretches for 14 miles and is the perfect backdrop for outdoor activities, hiking and great food and drink. It’s not too far from Cardiff and has become very popular with cyclists and hikers.

Did you know that South Wales is home to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in Newport? It was named after the Labour MP Aneurin Bevan who led the establishment of the National Health Service to provide medical care free at point-of-need to all Britons, beginning in 1948. The Health Board employs over 14,000 staff, two thirds of which are involved in direct patient care. There are more than 250 consultants, 6,000 nurses, midwives and allied professionals. The NHS in Wales, employs over 78,000 staff making it Wales’ biggest employer.


If you’re an agency doctor looking to work through Athona, then take a look at our current live jobs.