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Do all workers ( non clinical) in hospitals wear balck trousers

(22 Posts)
AlaskaNebraska Thu 05-Nov-09 15:34:50

the women i mean.. it seemed that way today.
Black after balck after black pokyester trouser.

how boring.

potplant Thu 05-Nov-09 15:36:40

Not me, I wear jeans for work, but I work from home.

Was just thinking the other day that I don't have a pair of decent black trousers because I haven't worked in an office for a couple of years smile

MrsBadger Thu 05-Nov-09 15:38:33

no but I know what you mean

jeans for me cause I never see patients unless I really can't help it

giggly Thu 05-Nov-09 16:03:33

Pretty much yes, I work in the community and go in and out of some real manky houses hence the black trousers, although sometimes I wear a black skirt just for the hell of it. Also easier to hide blood stains when trying to kill said patients wink

AlaskaNebraska Thu 05-Nov-09 17:35:42

I was notcing it mostly on admin folk I think

RubysReturn Thu 05-Nov-09 18:05:31

I think it is the washable/slimming combo that swings it tbh.

I prefer charcoal myself

giggly Thu 05-Nov-09 18:08:38

opps, sorry might just have let the cat out of the bag for clinical staff then.

BeehiveBaby Thu 05-Nov-09 18:16:05

I am NHS admin and am meant to wear 'dark' trousers but don't always as my line manager never sees me. Will have to toe the line soon (with a 'pale' top) and was hoping to disect my options on here!

InterruptingKid Thu 05-Nov-09 19:11:02

ooh no dark trews pale top is a no go here

jamaisjedors Thu 05-Nov-09 19:55:28


BeehiveBaby Thu 05-Nov-09 20:50:06

Hence the need to disect my options! Samatha Cameron has been wearing an interesting (eg. pleated) ivory shell top and black cigarette pants to good effect IMO.

BelaLugosiNoir Thu 05-Nov-09 20:53:30

there is a fairly proscriptive dress code at our hosp.

NorbertDentressangle Thu 05-Nov-09 20:57:26

I noticed this when I had a hospital appt. a few weeks ago.

I sat in the foyer where theres the coffee place, shop etc and all I could see was these cloned women in black trousers and ID passes.

I thought it was a lack of imagination rather than a "uniform" requirement.

BeehiveBaby Thu 05-Nov-09 20:58:55

I think my dress code lacks imagination!

MarthaFarquhar Thu 05-Nov-09 20:59:52


Shit pay at the NHS remember, so cheap tesco workware does predominate.

French Connection flared jeans here today. And I had patient contact. The trust to which I'm seconded does seem fairly relaxed in this respect. One of my colleagues only ever wears one of three Ramones T-shirts.

BeehiveBaby Thu 05-Nov-09 21:02:47

I was wondering who The Three Ramones were then....

LaDiDaDi Thu 05-Nov-09 21:05:52

Some trusts are probably better than others.

I've worked at a few that have even specified black or navy blue plain socks for nursing staff, as well as "hair must be of a natural colour" which caused a lot of annoyance.

BelaLugosiNoir Thu 05-Nov-09 21:59:43

our hosp:
no jeans
Flat shoes
Discreet jewellery
no spaghetti straps
no shoulders on display
conceal cleavage of both bosom and bottom
I'm trying to remember which colours are banned..ok it was a long day.

herjazz Thu 05-Nov-09 23:05:20

there's a clerk uniform where I work. Think there's a few different clerk uniforms actually

I can wear what I like smartish for my job. Tho one time I did wear some retro patterned dress and from a distance it did look v much like revolting blouse medical records have to wear. Hasn't been worn since. Don't wear black polyester trousers either

thelunar66 Thu 05-Nov-09 23:13:23

NHS admin staff here.... our office is like a full on fashion parade blush

InterruptingKid Fri 06-Nov-09 16:14:10

WHy on earth would admin people need a UNIFROM fgs?

Maize Fri 06-Nov-09 16:16:51

Our admin staff have a uniform if they work in patient areas, so ward clerks, receptionists that sort of thing.

Infection control and makes them easily identifiable.

I think my trust specifies dark socks but I rebel and wear bright ones ;)

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