NHS Employers comment on NHS staff wearing of veil

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Carol Baxter

19 / 9 / 2013 Midnight

Professor Carol Baxter says decisions to determine appropriate dress for staff must be taken in collaboration with patients, staff, faith groups and community representatives.
Professor Carol Baxter CBE, head of equality, diversity and human rights at NHS Employers, said:

"Valuing diversity is one of the core values of the NHS - our staff come from all backgrounds as do our patients. However, to ensure the highest level of care is delivered, it is paramount that there are no barriers to effective communication between staff and patients.

"NHS organisations have a duty to determine appropriate dress for staff, depending on their role and the tasks they perform. This must be done in close collaboration with patients, staff, faith groups and community representatives.

" We know that the majority of NHS organisations manage this issue well. Some would welcome guidance on this sensitive issue, which is why NHS Employers is very happy to work with the regulators to share the employers' perspective and good practice on this topic."

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