Doctors Direct

Doctors Direct Locums get first choice of shifts and help with revalidation and appraisals. 

Doctors Direct is a Locum service whose aim is to provide NHS Trusts across the UK with quality, cost-effective Locum cover. We are designed as an alternative to expensive private agencies – despite offering the same competitive pay rates we do not charge expensive agency fees. 

By joining Doctors Direct, our Locums help reduce costs for individual Trusts.

Where can you work?

We cover a variety of trusts throughout the country and are hoping to grow our service further to reduce costs in more NHS Trusts. Our current Trusts are:


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The process

Starting the process is so easy:

All you have to do is email your CV and life support certificate

One of our Doctors Recruitment Officers will then review your CV. Once we have established that you have the relevant experience* you will be sent an application pack and be invited to a document verification meeting. The following recruitment checks will then need to be completed:

  • DBS check
  • Occupational Health Clearance
  • Mandatory Training
  • References

All recruitment checks are aligned with the NHS Employment Check Standards.

Ready to join? 

Email your CV and life support certificate

If there are any sanctions applied to your licence you should inform the recruitment team from the outset, as it may not be possible to allow you to meet the terms of your sanctions as a locum.

Current Vacancies:

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