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Athona secures new business

The East of England Mental Health Network is made up of 5 Trusts – Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Athona are a local agency to the region bringing vast knowledge of the area and the Trusts within them and as always ensuring provision of quality, well-informed locum doctors.

Steven Anthony, Athona’s operations director for Medical Locums, said, “We are delighted to have been awarded a place on this agreement. As an Agency situated within the Network we are committed to working in partnership and supporting the East of England region, and all Trusts involved. We will be working with all Trusts to continue bringing high quality candidates to the region, whilst supporting the Trusts with their recruitment plans.”

The agency has been awarded a Dual Tier 1 agreement for the provision of Mental Health and Community Medicine locum doctors and GP’s to East London NHS Foundation Trust. Athona are 1 of 2 agencies as a Tier 1 provider with the award coming under the NHS Shared Business Services framework (NHS SBS).

Athona Recruitment have been awarded a Managed Service Agreement with South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SWYPFT) to supply Mental Health and Community Medicine Locum doctors.

Having previously been the Sole Tier 1 supplier to SWYPFT for the past 4 years, Athona are looking forward to continuing the solid relationship for another 3 years. Athona now hold 6 Managed Service Agreements within Mental Health NHS Trusts across the UK giving our clients confidence in our ability and candidates a huge choice in a competitive market.

Anthony stated, “I am very pleased we have been re-awarded the agreement for another 3 years.  Athona has worked closely with the Trust for a number of years to ensure high quality locums and savings are delivered. We are committed to continuing the good work already in place and look forward to continue working with the Trust. This contract win has cemented Athona’s position within the Mental Health market giving greater choice to our candidates.”

SWYPFT will be utilising Athona’s new online e-staffing system expert:se as part of the agreement, giving greater management facilities to the Trust and a simple recruitment functionality.

Athona Recruitment is a specialist recruitment provider to the Medical, Health, Nursing and Education markets founded in 2003. 


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