Introducing Docs

The faster way to register with locum agencies

Save time registering with locum agencies, so you can start working quickly and without hassle.

Learn what documents you need to provide, store them in one place and share with locum agencies in one click.

How it works

How we help
you save time

Step 1

Learn what you need to do

We explain what you need to provide, based on your circumstances, split into clear sections. Find action steps and checklists, with additional guides and FAQs for the trickiest ones

Why are you doing this?

A bug bear of doctors looking for locum work is the registration process, which can be frustratingly slow.Common complaints are confusing instructions, endless back-and-forth by email, your documents scattered in different folders… and then having to repeat that again with another agency in future.

Is Docs for me?

Docs is aimed at doctors using Messly to find locum work and quickly register with locum agencies. We'll be looking at opening access to non-Messly doctors in future. You can learn more about our locum service at

How much time can I save using Docs?

Doctors that trialled Docs so far managed to register with locum agencies 70% faster than those who didn't, saving them time and allowing them to start locum work sooner

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Step 2

Store your documents on Messly

Easily and securely upload your documents from your computer or phone and tick it off your action list. You then have everything you need together in one place, and no more confusion over what you've done and what is still outstanding.

What documents can I add?

You can upload all your key documents including your passport, visa, proof of address, GMC certificate, medical school certificates, appraisals, CV, professional photo, immunisations, DBS certificate, and referee details.

Will my documents be safe?

Your data on Messly is encrypted and secured with the most modern technology to ensure it's safe.

Can I add my documents via desktop or mobile?

Docs works on both on your mobile (via the app or browser) and from a desktop or laptop computer. We recommend you use it from whichever device you have easier access to your documents.

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Step 3

One-click share with locum agencies

Just hit the share button and your documents are instantly sent over to an agency on Messly. If you want to work with more than one, it's just one  additional click to share your documents with them.

Can any agency see my documents?

Only agencies who you have directly approved through the above method will have access to your documents.

Can I share my documents with multiple agencies?

Yes we you can share your documents with as many agencies as you like. Just hit share and your documents will be instantly sent over.

Once I've added my Docs, am I done?

Nearly… There are some things that the agencies need to contact you directly about.

These are:

Application Forms: Each agency will send over their application forms, which they need to collect directly.

Occupational Health: You'll be asked to complete occupational health screening form by the agency.

Reference Checks: The agency will request references from your referees. They will ask your permission before they do so.

Interview: You'll need to do a short interview with each agency, where they ask to see your physical documents. These are currently being conducted by video / phone until April 2022 due to COVID.


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