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Uniforms - who's who?

NHS Scotland staff work in challenging roles, delivering a first-class service to the people of Scotland, and deserve a uniform that is fit for the demanding job they do.

Since 2012 all staff in NHS Scotland has been wearing the national uniform. 

The NHS Scotland uniform has been specifically designed. The material, specially formulated for the uniform, is cool enough for the hospital environment and it stretches to allow freedom of movement. An improved style and fit also makes the uniform more appropriate for all manual handling needs.

In order to support clinical leadership at ward level, there is now a new burgundy NHS Scotland uniform for Clinical Nurse Managers.

The purpose of this is to improve the visibility of senior nurse leadership, and increase public visibility and accountability of senior nursing leaders within the ward setting.

Clinical Nurse Managers wear a shade of burgundy.
The Clinical Team, staff involved in patient treatment, wear tunics in five shades of blue with navy trousers
The Non-Clinical Team, including porters, catering and domestic staff, wear two shades of green with navy trousers.

Want to know what the different coloured uniforms staff are wearing mean? (The new burgundy uniform shown on the banner above is not included in this leaflet).

These colour-coded national uniforms present a readily recognisable professional corporate image, making it easier for patients and the public to identify NHS Scotland staff and their roles.

These colour-coded national uniforms are making it easier for patients and the public to identify NHS Scotland staff and their roles.