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Our Story


Doctors Direct launched in 2016 as part of NHS Professionals. Doctors Direct is wholly owned by the Department of Health; and is a leading provider of locum services to the NHS.  

Our aim


Support NHS Trusts across the UK with quality, cost effective locum cover


Care for our patients and their families with first class doctors.


Doctors Direct are an alternative to expensive private agencies, despite offering the same competitive rates we do not charge the expensive agency fees. Profits we make go directly back into the NHS, meaning locum shifts worked through us support your local trust and save money for the NHS.


In 2017 we saved nearly £2 million for the NHS by reducing agency commission charges, migrating agency locums to Doctors Direct and by locums working their shifts through our Direct Engagement model. We aim to triple this figure over the next 5 years. 


Join Doctors Direct and you’ll receive a £250 amazon voucher*

Joining Doctors Direct saves your trust money and offers you perks like:

  • Your own dedicated contact
  • Work flexibly with shifts that suit you
  • Competitive pay

How to join

Select to register via our simple bank exclusive route by 31.05.19. This route is applicable to you if you are substantively employed by or known to the trust you wish to work at.

The milestones set are in relation to pre employment checks required. Once your application has been accepted you will be able to work locum shifts through Doctors Direct at your trust. To complete your application, continue working with Doctors Direct and receive your £250 amazon voucher your milestones need to be completed within 6 weeks and at least one shift worked by 30.06.19.

If you have any questions about joining Doctors Direct contact our team on 03330 143 652.

Claiming your voucher

Your dedicated Doctors Direct contact will issue your voucher via an email voucher code. Once your application has been completed and your first shift worked. They will confirm on application submission the T&C’s of the incentive and that your application has been made within the incentive period.

* This incentive applies if you register to join Doctors Direct through our bank exclusive route between 1.4.19 - 31.05.19. You will need to complete your milestones within 6 weeks and work at least 1 shift by 30.06.19. This incentive is eligible to doctors applying to work at Salford Royal NHS Trust and Pennine Acute NHS Trust as part of the Northern Care Alliance.

Why Choose Doctors Direct


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Alex Bunn

There was never any one thing that drew Alex to study medicine, just something that drew him to it, and a love for it that is compounded by a supportive team right from his very first day.

Gabriela Land

At just 5 years old Gabriela knew she wanted to be a doctor. Growing up with a seriously ill parent made her acutely aware of the impact a doctor has on the lives of patients, and their families.

We are 100% committed to

  • Delivering savings to NHS Trusts.
  • Guaranteeing compliance.
  • Controlling costs & expenditure.
  • Improving the quality of patient care.

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