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Medical Jewellery

Tommyb92
Tommyb92 Member Posts: 73 Courageous
Hi All,

this probably isn’t the right thread to ask this question so apologies, as some of you may know I work in an NHS trust. I’ve worked there for a number of years as a receptionist and now have been redeployed medically to my new department.

I wear my MedicAlert Jewellery to symbolise I have a medical condition. Today I was stopped on a ward by one of the practice educators for wearing something on my wrist no it wasn’t my watch and I don’t wear rings but my medical jewellery. Since that happened it’s been bugging me so I emailed our Infection Control team, HR and Occupational Health. With the question I’m sure medical bracelets are exempt from the no jewellery policy. 

I also passed this on to our disability forum to pick up as I am one of the cochairs and they agree with me it should be exempt but we need clarification 

sorry this is a bit of a long post but wonder if anyone else has been in this position?
 

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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,923 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Tommyb92 and i'm sorry to hear this has happened. I have no knowledge of this so, unfortunately i am unable to advise. However, I hope another member(s) are able to help. Please keep us updated :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019

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