Doctors Direct Locums


Our locum service

Life as a doctor means constant new challenges, with Doctors Direct it’s time to take back control. Registering with us as a locum means you can work additional shifts where you want them when you want them. With different registration options available it couldn’t be easier or quicker to start working flexibly in your preferred specialty and location.

We are a locum service by NHS Professionals. Our aim is to provide NHS trusts across the UK with quality, cost-effective locum cover, offering the same competitive pay rates as private agencies, without the expensive agency fees. Doctors Direct is owned by the Department of Health, meaning profits made go directly back into supporting our NHS, and your NHS trusts.

Whether you’re looking to enhance your skill set, gain more experience or simply earn extra money, Doctors Direct can help you achieve this. Upon application, you will be assigned a dedicated contact who will remain your point of contact at Doctors Direct. They will support you through the application process, assist you with bookings and payment and be there to answer any queries that you have. In addition to your dedicated contact, you will also have an onsite team based at each of our client trusts. The Doctors Direct team also run quarterly drop-in sessions at each trust where you can meet the team, find out about exciting incentives we have running and get any questions you have answered. Find out when your nearest drop-in session is on our events page.





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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