Muslim staff escape NHS hygiene rule

Muslim doctors and nurses are to be allowed to opt out of strict hygiene rules introduced by the NHS to restrict the spread of hospital superbugs.

Muslim doctors and nurses are to be allowed to opt out of strict  hygiene rules introduced by the NHS to restrict teh spread of hospital  superbugs.

Muslim doctors and nurses are to be allowed to opt out of strict hygiene rules introduced by the NHS to restrict teh spread of hospital superbugs. Photo: MARTIN POPE

Female staff who follow the Islamic faith will be allowed to cover their arms to preserve their modesty despite earlier guidance that all staff should be “bare below the elbow”.

The Department of Health has also relaxed rules prohibiting jewellery so that Sikh members of staff can wear bangles linked with their faith, providing they are pushed up the arm while the medic treats a patient.

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  1. This is utter nonsense, if the NHS changed the rules to accommodate any group/s then what they are in effect doing is isolating this group/s, as patience are not going to be willing to allow these individuals to treat them fearing that they maybe infected by the hospital superbugs. This should not be allowed.

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