Two trusts have recently announced schemes to standardise nurse uniforms.
North Bristol NHS Trust is introducing scrubs to its ward areas. The scrubs will be colour-coded according to band. Those on band 7 and above, including ward sisters, matrons and heads of nursing, will wear navy blue.
Bands 5 and 6 will wear royal blue, while healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners on band 4 and below will wear grey.
While Senior nurses across Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals Foundation Trust are all now wearing navy uniforms in a bid to help patients easily identify a member of the senior nursing team.
But should uniforms be consistent for all staff across the NHS?