Locum opportunities available

Doctors Direct are part of NHS Professionals and owned by the Department of Health and Social Care, which means that we are part of the NHS family and sets us apart from locum agencies. Saving money and providing only the highest quality locum cover to our partner Trusts is at the very heart of what we do.

We are looking for a dedicated doctor ready to work in a Trust that strives for excellence across treatment, research and training. South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust provides an extensive range of mental health and substance misuse services for people across the UK. Locally, it provides clinical services to a combined population of nearly two million people in eight London boroughs. 

The Trust has its own Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) in association with King’s College London. Together, they aim to translate scientific developments into new ways of screening, detecting, treating and preventing mental illness. This research has led the Trust to work in the recovery model, which aims to help people get well and stay well so they can achieve their full potential. 


Doctors Direct recruit to the highest of NHS standards and all applicants for this role should meet pre-screening requirements before applying.

  • Full GMC licence to practice
  • Minimum of 6 months experience in and NHS Trust within the last 2 years


Why Choose Doctors Direct?

Doctors Direct are part of the NHS and do not charge our partner Trusts the expensive fees associated with private locum agencies. That means every shift worked by one of our members helps save money for the Trust and the wider NHS. These vital saving can then be reinvested into what matters most, patient care and safety.

Not only do members of Doctors Direct help save money for the NHS, they receive fantastic benefits including;

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Paid annual leave
  • A dedicated account manager
  • Flexibility of work, with shifts that suit you
  • Access to CPD webinars
  • Book and review shifts online


Want to know more?

We have exciting career opportunities available for doctors across many grades and specialties. Once registered, you will be able to view and work in your chosen specialty and grade at any of our partner Trusts across England. If you would like to discuss career opportunities further, call us on 03330 143 652 or email doctors@nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk where our dedicated team can help you find your next opportunity.