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Uniforms - who's who?

Want to know what the different coloured uniforms staff are wearing mean?

Since 2012 all staff in NHSScotland have been wearing the national uniform. These colour-coded national uniforms are making it easier for patients and the public to identify NHS Scotland staff and their roles.

  • 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

The uniform has been specifically designed for NHSScotland. 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.