Psychiatry Doctors

Information for Psychiatry Doctors

United Medical is a clinician-led Bristol-based agency recruiting psychiatry doctors of all grades for locum shifts and for more long-term placements in NHS and private healthcare settings. We are also setting up a register of locally based Section 12 approved doctors.


Register by filling out the quick registration link, or by filling in the application form and occupational form opposite, and emailing them to us with your CV at

If you would like us to send you a copy of these forms in the post, please email us.

If you have any general queries, please get in touch.

What we offer:

We provide a personalised service tailored towards understanding what you need. Our compliance team will help with the registration process and with identifying training opportunities.

We offer direct contact with our Medical Director and Clinical Operations Director, both of whom are clinicians with extensive experience working for the NHS. We encourage feedback and place high value on dialogue and open communication.

We have a weekly payroll, ensuring you are paid promptly.

We understand that as locums you may face particular challenges in relation to revalidation. We offer a revalidation service. In everything we do we are committed to supporting you in developing your professional aspirations.

We want to create a well-supported networked community of locum doctors in order to mitigate the isolation that can be felt in this type of work.

Our philosophy is underpinned by an ethical approach to business practice while remaining fair to the clinicians who work with us. You will be helping to contribute to our efforts to help achieve cost-effective and sustainable healthcare for our NHS as well as private clients. In the medium-term, we are committed to investing in charitable mental health projects in Bristol and Southern Africa.

Are you interested in using your psychiatry in other settings? We can advise on how to get involved in medico-legal assessments in immigrant detention centres, how to become section 12 approved, and in short-term volunteering abroad. We are also working towards developing the opportunity for our locums to do short clinical and teaching placements abroad - watch this space!