Athona Doctor Recruitment has been awarded a 12-month trial contract with Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust as a sole tier 1 supplier for locum mental health doctors, offering significant savings. The Trust will recruit all locum doctors through Athona’s existing recruitment and selection processes, including rigorous pre-employment checks and candidate communications.

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is one of several providers of mental health services in the local area that focus on services for those with severe and enduring mental health diagnoses. They offer a wide range of services that reflect the wide spectrum of mental health problems. This includes individuals who need support from community staff, through to inpatient and crisis resolution and more specialist services, such as Learning Disabilities, Child and Adolescent Mental Health services, Forensic, Rehabilitation and Substance Misuse.

This Trust is an ambitious organisation aiming to improve the well-being of everyone they serve and they welcome all applications. With a vast amount of experience within the mental health sector, this Trusts a fantastic organisation to work and gain experience with as a locum doctor with close proximity to the city centre.

What this means for Mental Health locums

  • Receive priority access to Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trusts locum jobs exclusively through Athona.
  • Receive attractive rates of pay.
  • Be paid PAYE or Limited Company on a weekly basis.
  • PAYE candidates can benefit from opting in or out of joining/contributing to their NHS pension scheme.
  • Successful doctors will be employed directly by the Trust on a short fixed-term temporary employment contract.
  • Access a quick and efficient online management system for employment contracts and timesheets.

NHS Trusts can make huge savings with Athona Doctor Recruitment. For further information on this contract or hospital doctor locum vacancies with Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, call 01277 217777 or e-mail

Candidate requirements to work at NHS Derbyshire NHS Foundation Trust:
Candidates must be registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) or be eligible to become registered. Preferably psychiatrists will hold UK experience.