A Doctors Direct Membership



Thank you for meeting us at the Acute & General Medicine! We are thrilled that to be back at events, meeting so many of you and welcoming you to the Doctors Direct family.

With Doctors Direct, it’s time to take back control. Registering with us means you can work additional shifts where you want them, when you want them. With different registration options available, it couldn’t be easier or quicker to start working flexibly. Having access to a wide variety of Trusts all over England also means that you can find work in your preferred location.

We are a locum service by NHS Professionals and the NHS’s biggest staff bank. Our aim is to provide NHS Trusts across the UK with quality, cost-effective locum cover and offering our members great benefits. For example, we provide Revalidation and Appraisal support and offer access to a range of thought-provoking CPD webinars that provide you with CPD certificates. Our dedicated on-site teams and National Service Centre offer full career support.

Doctors Direct is owned by the Department of Health, meaning profits made go directly back into supporting our NHS, and your NHS Trusts.

Whether you are a Trust looking for support covering your locum demand, or a Doctor looking to enhance your skill set, gain more experience, or simply earn extra money, Doctors Direct can help you achieve this.


Join us


Further Information

Our Webinar series is hosted by our Medical Director and Responsible Officer, Dr Helen McGill and features a number of prestigious guest speakers. They are suitable for all grades and specialties, are free to attend and provide you with a CPD certificate of attendance. To view our upcoming webinars and to register your attendance, click here.

We have a number of vacancies available at our partner Trusts. From ad-hoc shifts to long terms placements across a range of grades and specialties, we have the right opportunity for you.

Check out our vacancies here.

Doctors Direct are committed to the values and principles of the NHS. We are solely owned by the Department of Health (DH), and our entire focus is providing patients with world class care by working in partnership with trusts across the country.

We are an alternative to expensive private healthcare agencies. Despite offering the same competitive rates we do not charge the expensive agency fees and profits we make go directly back into the NHS. By partnering with us every time a locum works a shift though Doctors Direct money is saved for that trust and the NHS.

Partnering with us provides the following benefits:

  • Highest standards of Clinical Governance
  • Comprehensive management information service tailored to your needs
  • Dedicated on-site team and 24/7 service centre offering support everyday of the year
  • Assured patient safety through the highest quality care
  • Innovative Workforce Programmes customised to your trust

Doctors Direct offer a tailored service to meet the specific needs of the locum market. Part of our service includes a dedicated team that are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In addition to this we have local onsite teams supporting trusts and locums at each of our partner trusts.

Our service includes:

  • A bespoke IT platform that handles ordering, fulfilment and on boarding of temporary locum doctors
  • Agency Migration capabilities to support partner trusts reduce agency costs and migrate supply away from high-cost agencies
  • An ability to support multiple engagement types, including enabling a trust to directly engage with a worker from any source (bank or agency)
  • Management information reporting
  • Highest standards of governance and assurance. We are a designated body with our own Responsible Officer

For more information about partnering with Doctors Direct contact us on 0330 143 652 or via our online form.