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Which Healthcare Uniform Is Right For You & Your Team?

With such an abundance of choice when it comes to healthcare uniforms, it can sometimes be overwhelming to find the right one for you and your team. Various industries and roles operate within the healthcare sector, therefore it’s important to find the right uniform which will facilitate your role’s requirements. We have collated a handy guide for you - taking into consideration the many job titles within the industry and the differing designs and fabrics available - to help you choose the best healthcare uniform. 

 

  1. Physiotherapist

Uniform

As a physiotherapist you will need flexible clothing that allows you to fully support the physical requirements when working with your patients with minimal to no restriction in movement. Stretchy trousers and a top are a practical choice, if not a necessity when it comes to meeting the demands of a physiotherapist. Our polo shirts are made for active work; durable and breathable. 

Design & Fabric

Polo shirts should be made using a fine poly cotton blend to allow for breathability and to prevent the top from clinging to any sweat. We have 5 different polo shirt designs to choose from:

We recommend going for a bright colour that will boost the morale of your patients. 

 

  1. Surgeon

Uniform

As a surgeon you should always wear scrub uniforms which are easy to clean and can, importantly, withstand intensive cleaning. In order to minimise any risk of infection, clothing should always be sterile when in the operating theatre. To ensure this happens, scrubs need to go through a very intensive cleaning process, and if the materials are not durable then you will find yourself spending money on replacing your scrubs uniform more often than not. We would suggest investing in a durable pair of scrubs to save your time and money. 

A surgeon’s scrubs also need to be comfortable, with some operations taking place over several hours. In addition to this, with no hands free for readjusting, they must remain secure throughout extended periods of time. Our most popular scrubs set is:

Design & Fabric 

Scrubs which are to be worn during surgery tend to be solid Hospital Grey, Eau De Nil, Sky Blue or Jade. Scrubs should always be made from a stretchy polyester/cotton fabric to ensure easy maneuvering during procedures.

 

  1. General Practitioner (GP)

Uniform 

These tend to be more casual than most others within the healthcare industry. GPs need to be comfortable as they can often be sat down for a long period of time. 

Design & Fabric 

Clothing should always be smart and free of anything which might restrict movement or interfere with the wearing of protective gloves and hand washing, frills and such are not recommended. Popular choices amongst GPs include:

 

  1. Doctor

Uniform 

Most doctors will tend to wear clothing similar to clerical workers, smart suits and white lab coats are a popular choice. Some doctors, particularly those working in Accident & Emergency departments will wear scrubs underneath their doctors coats.

Design & Fabric 

Doctors will wear varying colours for scrubs, it’s often entirely dependent on the place in which they work. All doctors wearing a lab coat of some kind will usually be wearing a white one:

 

  1. Clerical

Uniform 

Clerical workers are fortunate to have a large choice when it comes to workwear. Needing to be smart, yet comfortable there are a range of choices one might opt for. Shirts and blouses are a traditional choice when it comes to clerical uniforms, versatile in their ability to look smart yet welcoming, they’re practical for any clerical worker. 

Design & Fabric 

You may wish for your team to wear the same design and style in order to aesthetically unite the team. Patterned blouses and shirts add personality to your team’s uniform as well as achieving the goal of a uniformed look. We recommend a coolweave fabric to avoid any hot and stuffy situations and these can easily be layered with knitwear in the winter. 

 

  1. Paramedic

Uniform 

Paramedics will need hard wearing uniforms as they are often the first on the scene of emergencies, sometimes being required to physically rescue someone. The demands of a paramedic can often be very taxing, if there are obstacles in the way which prevent the paramedic from reaching the person in need, then they will need a uniform which will enable them to get to the patient quickly and easily.  A durable, flexible uniform is therefore a must. The uniform will also need to be protective to minimise any physical risk to the paramedic and stain proof for continued use.

Design & Fabric

Paramedics tend to wear a top and bottom in a bottle green colour. The best choice for this uniform is certainly a cotton and polyester blend, durable and easily cleaned. Our Unisex Service Shirt in bottle green is certainly a good choice for paramedics, priced at only £22.26 including VAT. 

 

  1. Dentist 

Uniform 

Most dentists tend to wear scrubs, as they allow for easy movement, tend to be water resistant and able to endure intensive cleaning cycles. Another key part of any dentist’s uniform is protective eyewear, with some procedures resulting in spray and debris from the patient’s mouth. Our Safety Spectacles are available in yellow, grey and clear for £3.18 including VAT.

Design & Fabric 

Colour preference is down to the individual organisation, but most dentists opt for a set of blue scrubs. Scrubs should always be manufactured from a flexible and durable fabric, such as polycotton. 

 

  1. Nurse

Uniform 

Lastly, nurses tend to wear tunics, making them easily identifiable and distinguishable from doctors in scrubs, nurses tunics are a little longer and more fitted than scrubs. Nurses are often in contact most with patients, handling all aspects of the patient’s care and medical support. It is for this reason that their uniform needs to be versatile, enabling them to carry out all parts of their job efficiently. In addition to this, their uniform will need to be comfortable and durable, with the important ability to endure disinfection processes and intensive washes to negate any risk of spreading infections. 

Design & Fabric 

There are colour guides for nurse’s uniforms which vary depending on the area you specialise in. This information will be provided to you upon joining an organisation, all our tunics are available in a range of colours, patterns and colourways.

 

We hope this guide has offered you some advice on what to look for when looking to order the right healthcare uniform for you and your team. With this information, order today from our healthcare range where you will find a vast selection of styles. If you have any questions then feel free to get in touch and ask an expert member of our team on 01603 731330.