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Health: Speech and Language Therapists

Volume 697: debated on Monday 17 December 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have issued guidance stating that speech and language therapists working wholly outside a hospital environment should be obliged to wear short-sleeved clothes at all times when treating patients and should not wear watches or jewellery; and, if so, what are the reasons for these rules. [HL839]

Determining policy on uniforms and workwear is a matter for each National Health Service trust. The department has published Uniforms and WorkwearAn evidence base for developing local policy to assist employers in developing their policy.