Welcome to Locums Direct

Connecting employers and locums in just a click, 24 hours a day!

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About Us

We understand how busy businesses and locums are, therefore Locums Direct was created.

Locums Direct is a new and innovative locum booking software developed in partnership with locum optometrists and practice directors. Through the use of automated technology, we connect employers and locums together, with one simple click.

Employers can post a new locum request, which is automatically sent to all the locums registered within our database. Instant notifications are sent to both employer and locum as confirmation, once the booking has been accepted. As the shift approaches, both parties will receive reminders of the upcoming booking.

Why sign up to Locums Direct as an employer?


Each registered store can make unlimited locum requests to meet the needs of their business.


Our innovative booking software is fully automated, sending instant updates once vacancies have been requested and accepted.

Increase Savings

Compared to current agency fees, Locums Direct will prove to be an effective money saving solution for your business.


Already use a bank of locums or broadcast all your locum needs via Whatsapp or SMS? Instead, use our unique TRUSTPOOL feature and automatically send all your locum requirements to your most trusted locums for first refusal. Ensuring you get the locum you want every time.

Locums Direct is here to put you in full control of all your locum needs, ensuring you get locum cover when you need it.
We provide a superfast way of booking a locum from your mobile, tablet or desktop.

Locums Direct is available 24 hours a day, so if you need a locum urgently, this is the fastest way to meet your needs.

You, the business simply pay a small fixed monthly fee for unlimited access to our automated locum booking software.

Why use Locums Direct as a locum?


Register your details for free using the Locums Direct app.


Get instant notifications when work comes available in your preferred locations.


Only receive locum requests from the stores you want to work for.


Enjoyed working at a particular practice in the past or regularly work at a specific store? Get rewarded for your hard work and continue building relationships by requesting to be added to a stores TRUSTPOOL to get priority notice to all future locum shifts for that store.  Ensuring you get to work, where you want!

Search and apply for locum shifts that match your specific working preferences, via the interactive map and choice of employers for you to choose from.
You will automatically be notified of all locum requests meeting your specific work preferences. Simply click the “Accept” button and the job is yours. It’s that simple.

Details of each locum shift such as employer, location, working hours, rate of pay, testing time and more are all presented clearly to you.

Download the Locums Direct app now!

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