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.


As part of the work to rationalise how Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust supports its clinical services, from 31st March 2020, Doctors Direct will provide bank and agency management on its behalf.


What does this mean?


While the Trust is striving to get the medical workforce to the right size to deliver safe and effective care they recognise they will, on occasion, need additional support and bank staff are an integral part of the workforce.  The Trust feels it is important to invest further in how it supports this process in order to gain continued support and to enhance user experience.



What do I need to do next?

If you are interested in continuing to work shifts though the Trust Bank, you can register through Doctors Direct online fast-track registration process here





The added benefits of undertaking bank shifts through the Doctors Direct service include:

  • Payments will continue to be made weekly
  • Paid Annual Leave is accrued each week and paid on an ongoing basis.
  • An onsite local team from NHSP to support you, should you have any queries.
  • The Doctors Direct service will continue to operate through the current Clarity booking platform which is accessible by existing rota co-ordinators.

Support will be made available to assist with the registration process with team members on hand to answer any questions you may have.


After the completion of the application form, a number of verification meetings will be held within the Trust to verify documentation and complete the initial recruitment process. Please see below for further information:



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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.

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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.

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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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