Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.
By submitting your information you agree to our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.

Headline

Health review of full-face veils launched

Comment

I was about to write agreeing with many of the comments above and I think I do still agree with them. However, I then stopped to ask myself, with regards to infection control, where is the evidence and also, how do they manage this 'risk' in countries where the face veil is the norm? I'm going to assume that the communication between care professional and patient in Muslim countries is less of an issue because it is a more natural part of their common culture. I'm trying to be careful with my words here, because I'm not anti-Muslim or anti any religion/person, but the bottom line is that whilst we may be fairly multi-cultural these days, the UK is not essentially a Muslim culture and therefore we must also protect our core culture whilst being accepting of the culture of others who make their lives here. A tricky balance and therefore one that needs to (as far as possible), be grounded in the evidence.

Posted date

20 September, 2013

Posted time

10:55 am

required
required
required
required