Brit docs to be banned from wearing coats, ties following germ scare

December 16th, 2008 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI  

London, December 16 (ANI): British doctors will be prohibited from donning their signature coats and ties following new rules under National Health Services.

According to Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon, the uniforms were required to undergo a change to combat hospital infections like deadly C.diff and MRSA.

Medical heads feared that even pocket-parked-pens carried by specialists to write on medical charts would face a ban under new measures soon to be announced.

The experts have decided we need to get our act together. Nurses will be kitted out in standard tunics and trousers and doctors will be banned from wearing ties, the Sun quoted a source as saying.

It was revealed that while the Health boards would be ordered to provide uniform laundering services in every hospital, the staff would be expected in a clean uniform, with hair tied back off the collar and short nails.

A Government source said: The way staff dress sends messages to the patients they care for, and to the public about their professionalism and standards of care. (ANI)

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