Anaesthetics and Critical Care UK Locum Job Market

Anaesthetics and Critical Care UK Locum Job Market

Working in the United Kingdom

Global Medics United Kingdom is a leading staffing supplier to the NHS for the past 14 years, and a specialist supplier of experienced locum Anaesthetists and Intensivists to the NHS.

The transformation of the anaesthetics locum job market over the past few years has been due to doctors specialising in anaesthetics or critical care which has created a short term locum job market that didn’t exist within anaesthetics previously. This is also combined with the European Working Time Directive putting pressure on NHS hospital rota-coordinators with filling rotas within their hospital.

Previously most anaesthetic locum doctors would have had a choice of long term locum jobs until a substantive role became available in the NHS. The situation has changed with the dawn of the “career locum” who is gaining experience working across a number of NHS hospitals filling rota gaps and in turn gaining valuable experience in different anaesthetics or critical care environments with little intention of working substantively.

There is currently a demand for locum Anaesthetists and Intensivists in the UK for locum jobs ranging from two days to six months within city and regional hospitals for the following sub-specialties:

  • ITU/Critical Care
  • Cardiothoracic
  • Pain Management
  • Paediatric Anaesthesia
  • Neuro Anaesthesia

Global Medics United Kingdom has a specialist anaesthetics division, offering a personalised service to doctors including career advice, locum job scheduling/planning, assistance with the NHS compliance requirements and the latest Anaesthetists and Intensivists locum jobs across the UK. For overseas doctors we provide assistance and advice regarding the registration process with the General Medical Council (GMC) and relocation to the UK.

View the latest locum anaesthetics and critical care jobs in the United Kingdom or contact our UK team via email: or phone +44 (0) 20 8566 4111.