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The Pharmacists Defence Association (PDA) said it has achieved partial progress for provisionally registered pharmacists who were being blocked from working on the NHS bank.

A director at NHS Professionals has confirmed that prov-regs seeking to undertake bank work at their own trust will be able to do so, the PDA confirmed, adding that they will pursue the issue.

NHS Professionals have also confirmed that their compliance department will be asked to confirm with the GPhC regarding permissions for bank working at other trusts.

“We welcome this progress from NHS Professionals and their commitment to make sure they are neither blocking the activity of prov-reg pharmacists nor frustrating the needs of any trust that is asking for prov-regs to undertake additional work,” said Paul Day, the PDA Director.

“We hope to see further clarity shortly that confirms the situation on bank work at other trusts.”

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