NHS Supply Chain launch consultation with NHS staff on consistent uniform for England

Posted 15 April 2021

Date: 15 Apr 2021

Type: Sexual and Reproductive Health News

NHS Supply Chain has launched a seven-week consultation about the potential introduction of a standardised 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.

Benefits could include:

  • Improved patient safety
  • Greater recognition of staff by patients and the public
  • Improved view of professionalism in appearance by staff
  • Development of a high performing, ethical and sustainable supply chain, with a single NHS brand across the patient care pathway, providing consistency across the whole of the NHS in England
  • Offers the ability to plan for and react to increased uniform demand such as those experienced during the coronavirus pandemic.

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