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The best rated service for locum doctors

“This is the future of NHS locum work”

"Messly act as a hub for all agencies to contact you through. very well laid out and always quick to answer any questions."

Keyan M
SHO, September 2022

“Gamechanger for locum work”

"Game changer in securing locum work. Vetted agencies with suitable job roles sent to you after one simple profile setup. No longer taking leaps of faiths signing up to agencies without any knowledge of preferred trusts or even job roles these agencies offer!"

Adnan M
SHO, August 2021

"Messly has been a lifesaver for my F3 Year."

"The platform is so accessible and easy to use, and I had recruiters reaching out almost immediately after going live. They have a really convenient messaging platform with recruiters and its super easy to arrange calls. Uploading documents was also a seamless process and I'm very grateful for all the shifts coming in."

Nuha A
SHO, September 2022

"Locum jobs on Messly"

"I was initially sceptical but I was contacted by 3 Locum agencies within a few days and I have already been booked in for my first job. I have found the system very efficient and the locum agency staff are quite professional in their approach. I recommend Messly for any Locum doctor for easier access to many agencies all in one platform."

Tity N
GP, September 2022
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Hi, I'm Abrar 👋

I started Messly in 2016 with my friend Chris, with the goal of supporting doctors to have more fulfilling careers. As a doctor I've experienced the challenges of finding the right locum work. I know how it feels to miss out on better paid, more rewarding, or more convenient locums, or just worry about getting started.

Messly is a faster, simpler and more transparent way to find locum work. By giving you choice and putting the power in your hands, you get better paid, more rewarding, and more convenient locums.

Our service has been trusted by over 12,000 locum doctors and is rated five stars by doctors on Trustpilot.

Dr Abrar Gundroo, Anaesthetics Registrar

The new and better way to find locums

Without Messly

Take a chance on one or two agencies. Can be slow, inefficient and with variable success

No visibility on jobs and rates before joining
Limited access to locums depending on your agency
Unknown quality of recruiters and agencies
Frequent phone calls, often unsolicited
Slow registration and paperwork process

Using Messly to find locums

Access the whole locum market from one place, with control throughout

See all jobs and rates upfront before registering
Access to the whole locum agency market, in one place
Only work with trusted agencies, with ratings from doctors
Stay anonymous until you're ready to share contact details
Store and share all your registration documents online

Choice of jobs

Twenty of the best locum agencies compete for you on Messly. You see what shifts they have upfront. More choice means higher rates, less travel and better rotas.

Trusted agencies

We've selected the best-rated, most reliable agencies. See ratings from doctors before you speak to them, so you only work with the best.

Personalised to you

Set your locum wishlist on Messly, and only see jobs matched exactly to your needs. No spam, no time-wasting and a personalised service for you.

Hassle-free & Easy

Manage the process from website or mobile app, and use our Docs service to register with agencies quickly. Nifty tech built to save you time.

The best agencies compete for you on Messly

Handpicked agencies only

We only work with the best-rated and trusted agencies, selected based on doctor feedback. We make them follow a strict code of conduct to ensure they provide a great service.

Strict Code of Conduct

We're created a safe, trusted space to find locum work. Agencies follow a strict code of conduct to ensure they provide a great service. Any breaches and the agencies are banned.

Support from the Messly team

Our team is at hand to help if you have issues or disputes. We'll help to resolve your queries and support you throughout.


REVIEWS of locum agencies

9.2 / 10



testimonials written by doctors

How we find you the perfect locum

We make finding locum work faster and simpler and give you more control.
Step 1

Tell us what locums you want

Set your locum wishlist on your Messly profile, which states exactly what locums you want. Then only see locum jobs matched exactly to those needs. No spam, no time-wasting and a personalised service for you.
Your Personalised Profile
Your profile on Messly includes your minimum hourly rate, how far you'll travel, your start date, preferred specialty and much more. It takes less than 5 minutes and helps you get exactly what you're looking for.
Stay Anonymous
We only include your first name on your profile. Only share your full name, GMC number or any contact details when you're ready with agencies you've selected.
Privacy First
Only recruiters from agencies that are vetted and approved by Messly can see your profile, so you don't need to worry about your colleagues or current hospital coming across it.
Step 2

Get matched with locums near you

Agencies contact you through Messly, offering specific locum jobs upfront which are tailored to your locum wishlist. You manage all your conversation from your Messly Inbox, and don't share your personal details until you're sure that you want to go ahead. You can turn off your Messly profile any time, and nobody can contact you.
Your Recommended Jobs Feed
See a personalised recommendation. We match your jobs based on your grade, specialties, location, pay-rates and grades.
See Available Locums, Up Front
Agencies have to mention specific vacancies they have when they message you. No more vague promises of work that don't materalise. Most doctors will get multiple offers on the day they make their profile.
Reviews & Ratings
See reviews and ratings of agencies and recruiters written by verified doctors who have worked with the agency. No more guessing if you've chosen the right agency.
Step 3

Register and start working quickly and hassle-free

Our Docs service helps you save time registering with locum agencies, so you can start working quickly and without hassle. Learn what registration documents you need to provide, store them in one place, complete your references just once and share everything with locum agencies in one click. Doctors who used Docs registered 70% faster with locum agencies.
Get compliant quickly
Docs gives you a central hub for your registration documents and references. You can learn about what you need, upload your documents to one place, complete your references just once and share them instantly with locum agencies with one-click. References all happen through our
Register with multiple agencies
We've designed Docs to help you quickly register quickly with several locum agencies and avoid you having to repeat the same processes. Once you've added your documents, just hit the share button and they will be instantly sent over to your preferred locum agencies.
Your medical document shoebox
No more digging around email attachments and old folders. All your documents are securely stored in the cloud and can be easily accessed at any time from your computer or phone.

One Ref: One reference for all agencies

Our new game-changing referencing service is the fastest and easiest way to get your medical references. We only ask your referees for a single online reference which can be shared with all agencies on Messly, minimising paperwork and disruption. You can track the status of all your references on Messly and download all your references free of charge.

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