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Have your say about the uniform you wear

On 12 April NHS Supply Chain launched a seven week consultation about the potential introduction of a consistent national healthcare uniform for NHS staff working in clinical roles in England.

The organisation is keen to hear the views of healthcare assistants, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals working in hospital and non-hospital settings across the country on whether a culturally sensitive, national approach to uniforms should be taken and if so, should all NHS trusts adopt it. 

The consultation document asks whether healthcare professionals working in hospital and non-hospital settings agree with a national uniform approach and if so, whether they think it should become mandatory, meaning all NHS organisations would be required to adopt it.

It also asks a set of questions about the garment style and features, to help identify the key aspects felt necessary for a uniform to be well designed and fit for purpose.

The consultation survey is available here and closes on 31 May.