UK Docs, Nurses Face Cleavage Ban

Crackdown follows patients' complaints
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 16, 2011 3:34 PM CDT
UK health care workers face a clothing crackdown.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Following patient complaints, health care workers outside London have been warned to rein in “excessive cleavage” and cover midriffs, the Telegraph reports. The national health care service has also barred shorts, mini-skirts, denim, and unkempt beards. The goal: a “professional and consistent” appearance. “There had been complaints from patients about members of staff baring their midriff and problems with health and safety as some had been wearing sandals,” said a rep. An existing policy, she said, has been “toughened up,” and staff will face clothing “audits.”

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