Doctors Direct:
Permanent Recruitment Service


Our permanent recruitment service 

The Doctors Direct permanent recruitment service works in partnership with NHS Trusts to source highly skilled doctors in a range of specialties for permanent vacancies. These doctors are not only sourced by us from our pool of candidates based in the UK and overseas, they are recruited to NHS standards to ensure that together, we are achieving the highest level of patient care, whilst providing savings to the NHS and relieving Trusts of time consuming administrative burdens. 

Service benefits to the Trust 

This service provides benefits for new and existing clients:

  • Immediate access to an extensive database of doctors which is continuing to grow, with both UK and International candidates

  • Working with one provider who can support Trusts with temporary, fixed term and substantive recruitment solutions

  • Robust systems to ensure only the highest standards of compliance and vetting protocols on order to deliver highly skilled doctors

  • Competitive recruitment fees that result in savings for Trusts and the wider NHS

  • Reducing the reliance of agency/bank cover for Trusts, resulting in further cost savings 
  • We enable Trusts to focus on onboarding by providing excellent pastoral care to all 

  • Dedicated consultants build the right recruitment strategy by using detailed diagnostics and taking the time to understand the Trust, departments, roles and candidate profiles

  • Access to free webinars hosted by Doctors Direct, with high profile UK and international speakers. Attendees receive a CPD certification

  • Career progression support 

  • Bespoke recruitment campaigns to source and attract relevant candidates based on Trust requirements

Intended Customers 

Any NHS Trust who wishes to employ permanent staff directly.

Detailed description: 

Doctors Direct have a strong pool of candidates, from both the UK and overseas, who are looking for fixed term and substantive roles. We offer a consultative approach for our candidates, ensuring we truly understand their requirements and supporting them throughout the recruitment process.

In addition, our recruitment team continuously source candidates who meet specific role requirements.

Our permanent recruitment service adds value for both Trusts and doctors. The pastoral care provided via Doctors Direct ensures successful candidates where required, receive unlimited support, from finding relevant accommodation and travel arrangements, to setting up UK bank accounts. This provides piece of mind for trusts that successful candidates are fully equipped and focused, allowing them to step into their role without external factors causing any problems, resulting in engaged and loyal doctors.    

Our service promise: 

  • Review Trust specific requirements continuously
  • To provide a detailed proposal, with recommended approach and recruitment strategy

  • Proactively source and attract candidates who meet the role criteria 

  • Conduct initial shortlisting and first stage interviews, to provide candidates for final Trust review

  • Complete all pre-employment checks to NHS standards 

  • Manage the communication with all applicants on behalf of the Trust
  • Offer pastoral care for all candidates, such as travel and accommodation support 

  • Adhere to the Doctors Direct query management process 

  • Provide access to Doctors Direct webinars (high profile UK and international speakers, CPD accredited)

Trust commitment: 

  • Attend monthly review calls with your dedicated Doctors Direct consultant to ensure service delivery is effective and continues to meet the needs of the Trust 

  • Provide detailed job descriptions, candidate profile requirements and details of relevant terms & conditions

  • Work in partnership to build and agree bespoke recruitment strategy

  • Provide feedback on CV’s and interviews conducted in a timely manner
  • Confirm what travel, accommodation and financial support may be available for successful applicants

  • Assist with creating a welcome/induction pack for successful applicants

  • Attend review meetings to aid the success and development of the recruitment strategy 

For more information about partnering with Doctors Direct and our permanent recruitment service please request a call back here