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. 

 

Why Choose Doctors Direct

 

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Testimonials

 

Alex Bunn
12/03/2019

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
12/03/2019

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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