As a student you will be expected to wear your official
university uniform which you should have recieved from the
suppliers before you start clinical placement.
As a student you may be placed in a
number of different NHS Trusts and other organisations, some common
principles apply which should guide you about what you should and
should not wear.
You should wear Trust
identification badges at all times.
Fingernails should be clean
and short with no varnish. The wearing of false, gel or acrylic
nails is forbidden.
Uniforms MUST be changed
Long hair should be tied back or
pinned away from the collor.
Head coverings (turbans, skull
caps, etc) should be navy blue or black, clean, washed and changed
daily and secures without loose ends.
Perfume should be
Black shoes with covered toes (not
suede or canvas) should be worn and should be of a type suitable
for protection of your feet and heels. In most cases trainers are
not allowed. There may be some exceptions e.g. physiotherapists who
should check with their placement area.
Jewellery is not permitted, with
the exception of a plain wedding band and one pair of stud earings
if ears are poerced. Visible body piercing must be removed.
Tattoos deemed to be offensive are
to be covered at all times.
Check with your clinical placement
area for information regarding changing facilities.
When wearing uniform outside of the
Trust premises your uniform must be covered up.
In some clinical areas uniform is
not required so please check with the department before you
commence your placement. In this case you should dress smartly and
follow the same prinicples on jewellery as for hospital placements.
If in doubt contact the clinical area.
To view the Trust Dress
Code Policy click here.