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Frequently Asked Questions

Applications should be submitted through the NHS Professionals Locum Doctors web page www.nhsplocums.co.uk/search-placements which can be accessed via the 'Register an interest' buttons on this website.

Yes. You can email a copy of your C.V. to drs@nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk . A member of the recruitment team will aim to contact you within 48 hours of receiving your C.V.

You are required to have at least 6 months experience, gained within the last 2 years, in the UK and in an NHS setting.

Yes, however if you have up-to-date Occupational Health records you may not need further immunisation/vaccinations. 

Yes, you will need to reregister if you have not worked for us in the last 12 months. If you have worked within the last 12 month you will be able to go through the reactivation process.

Yes, many doctors undertake additional placement opportunities through NHS Professionals whilst being substantively employed. 

You can go to an NHS Professionals' office within one of our Client Trusts, where a Trust Liaison Co-ordinator will verify your documents. Alternatively a member of the Doctors Recruitment team can arrange for this to be done. The Doctors Recruitment team can be contacted by email drs@nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk or telephone 0845 302 7410.

To see a list of the Trusts we are actively recruiting for click here. We also have opportunities at a growing number of Trusts across the country. 

Once registered with NHS Professionals you will be assigned a Placement Officer who will keep you informed of any suitable upcoming placements and who you can contact with your availability.

We aim to turn around your registration with NHS Professionals as quickly as we can. It takes time because we're thorough, which is good for you, good for the NHS and good for patient safety. The time it takes depends on several factors including providing us with full and correct information as well as working with us to ensure that you attend a document verification meeting, complete your training and ensure that your referees reply to us as soon as possible.

No, however you will be required to meet with an NHS Professionals representative to have your documents verified.

Once you have registered an interest, it is subject to screening. If your screening is successful you will be sent an application pack to be completed and returned to us with your verified documents. We will then complete several pre-employment checks including a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service, previously Criminal records Bureau) check, an Occupational Health clearance and professional reference checks. Once these checks are satisfactorily completed you will be sent a welcome pack containing your NHS Professionals ID badge.

Please note that DBS usually takes 7-10 days for doctors. To check your DBS status online you will need your DBS form reference number (E00…) and your date of birth. To obtain the reference number you can either call us on 0845 302 7410 or call the Disclosure Barring Service direct on 0870 909 0844, stating the personal details required. 

To track your status online click here then type your E00 reference number, your date of birth and click enter.

You can also register for the DBS update service so that your DBS can be transferred to each employment (under the same workforce) without you having to complete a new DBS Form. This costs just £13 per year. For more information please visit www.gov.uk or copy and paste this link to your internet browser https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

You should receive your application pack within 10 days of registering an interest. If after this time you have not received your pack please call us on 0845 302 7410.

Yes, possibly. NHS Professionals complies with the requirements outlined in the prevention of Illegal Working, Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Please let us know which Visa you're currently working under. For more information please consult the UKBA website by clicking here

It takes an average of 7 days for the Occupational Health team to contact you. The team will inform you of the next steps that are specific to you.

You need to provide two referees, unless you are applying for a consultant post which requires three references. You need these references to be approved before you can work placements for NHS Professionals.
Your references should be supervisors (Consultants) you have worked with in the last 12 months. If you are a consultant, one of these references needs to be the Medical Director from the Trust you have most recently worked for.

The Doctors Recruitment team can be contacted by: Telephone 0333 014 3652 (09:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday) or by  Email drs@nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk

Please contact the doctors team: Telephone 0845 302 7410 (09:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday) or by  Email drs@nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk

A TLC is an NHS Professionals Trust Liaison Coordinator, providing on-site support to the NHS Trusts that NHS Professionals works in partnership with. 

Each of our partnered Trust has their own TLC. Please contact us on 0845 302 7410 to obtain the contact details for the appropriate TLC.

Please contact your Trust Liaison Coordinator who will arrange for your information to be updated.

You can find out more information about the NHSP Stakeholder pension by clicking here.