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Connect with trusted hospitals and agencies to quickly find locum work. Say what work you’re looking for and receive relevant offers to your phone.

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Please schedule a call with the Messly team of doctors. We will review your locum preferences and set up your profile for you. It takes less than 5 minutes.
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What Doctors Say About Us

HOW IT WORKS

How we find you the perfect locum

STEP 1

Tell us what you want

Forget emailing hospital banks and agencies and not hearing back. We bring them together online and ask them to pitch you work. We put the power back in your hands.

What do I put on my profile

A doctor's profile includes: grade and specialties, start dates, minimum rate, travel distances and more.

Who sees my profile?

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.

Is it anonymous?

Yes, we only include your first name and you don't share your full name, GMC number or any contact details.
STEP 2

Receive locum offers from agencies

Agencies contact you through Messly, offering specific locum jobs upfront which are tailored to your locum wishlist. You manage all your conversation within Messly, 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.

Who are the locum agencies?

We only work with the best-rated and trusted agencies. We select them based on doctor feedback, and ensure they provide a great service.

Can I see jobs upfront?

Yes, agencies have to mention specific vacancies they have them they message you. No more vague promises of work that don't materalise!

How long does it take to get locum offers?

Most doctors will get multiple offers on the day they make their profile.
STEP 3

We help you start work

We'll help you start work. Your chosen agency will arrange to get you compliant and fix specific shifts for you.

Why is this better than signing up directly?

Messly gives you access to the whole market rather than a single agency so you're much more likely to find the right locum. In addition we make it easy to see jobs upfront, schedule calls with recruiters and manage all the admin from your phone.

Can you help me find other jobs apart from locums?

Yes we do occasionally have other opportunities for international, substantive and non-clinical work. You can opt-in for these where you register.

Can I ask Messly for advice?

Yes you'll be assigned one of our dedicated team when you register who'll be able to guide you through the job and agency selection process. They will be available by phone, Whatsapp and email.
DOCTOR STORIES

How we help doctors

Messly seems to have medical professionals’ interests and opportunities at the heart of it’s platform so it was appealing to navigate and I look forward to using it to explore new opportunities. The interface is really smooth and easy to use.

Dr Sameer Samgupta • FY3 • London

I love how doctors are put in control. Using Messly was much easier than going directly to an agency or staff bank. It look no time to create my profile and get set up. Things moved really quickly and smoothly and I could manage it all from my phone

Dr Claire S • A&E SpR

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Find locum work on your terms

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ABOUT MESSLY

Hi, I'm Abrar

I started Messly in 2016, with the goal of supporting doctors to have more fulfilling careers.

We've seen how difficult is it for doctors to find locum work. Banks can be difficult to join, and the agency world is scary and hard to work out. At a time when more doctors are looking to explore portfolio careers, or top up their income with locum work, we wanted to help.

This service is built with doctors in mind, putting you in control and helping you get great work, on your terms without hassle.

Dr Abrar Gundroo
Anaesthetics Registrar
Founder of Messly
About Messly

Hi, I'm Abrar

Anaesthetics Registrar & Founder of Messly
“I started Messly in 2016 with my friend Chris, with the goal of supporting doctors to have more fulfilling careers.

We've seen how difficult is it for doctors to find the best locum work for them. At a time when more doctors are looking to explore portfolio careers, or top up their income with locum work, we are here to help.

This service is built with doctors in mind, putting you in control and helping you find your perfect locum jobs, quickly and on your terms.”
DR ABRAR GUNDROO
FAQs

Got Questions?

Who is Messly?

Messly is the leading online community for 27,000 UK junior doctors. Since 2016 we have helped doctors make better career decisions and have more fulfilling lives as doctors. Our team is run by doctors for doctors. You can learn more about us at messly.com. 

Why is Messly doing this?

We want to make it as easy as possible for doctors who want to return to the front line in the coming weeks. By helping you find the right role and the right hospital, you can work where you will be most effective, looked after and kept safe. 

What kind of roles will I get offered on Messly?

Initially the roles offered will be locums within NHS hospitals which are seeing higher staffing demands due to the coronavirus outbreak. We are looking to quickly expand into non-frontline locum roles which will include telemedicine and remote roles.

Is Messly a recruitment agency?

No, but we partner with NHS hospitals and recruitment agencies who have opportunities across the NHS so you access to a much wider range of opportunities than working with any single one. Recruiters can see your profile on Messly and you get to chose who you share your contact details with. You will then be contracted through bank or via an agency to quickly get you back on the frontline. We think this is the best way to manage the high demand for staff the NHS is going to face.

Do I have to apply for jobs in Messly?

No. You create an online profile, and hospitals with roles available that match your clinical skills and availability will contact you. They will explain who they are and what shifts they have. You can reply if you're interested or reject if not and they will leave you alone

Do I have to pay to use Messly?

No the service is completely free of charge for all doctors and we won’t charge hospitals either during the Coronavirus pandemic. We take a small fee from an agency for successfully placing you to help us maintain the service.
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