A hospital trust believes it is the first in the UK to introduce disposable sterile headscarves for staff to use in operating theatres.
Junior doctor Farah Roslan, who is Muslim, had the idea during her training at the Royal Derby Hospital. She said it came following infection concerns related to her hijab that she had been wearing throughout the day.
It is hoped the items can be introduced nationally but NHS England said it would be up to individual trusts.
Ms Roslan looked to Malaysia, the country of her birth, for ideas before creating a design and testing fabrics. "I'm really happy and looking forward to seeing if we can endorse this nationally," she said.
Consultant surgeon Gill Tierney, who mentored Ms Roslan, said the trust was the first to introduce the headscarves in the UK. "We know it's a quiet, silent, issue around theatres around the country and I don't think it has been formally addressed," she said.
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Source: BBC News, 19 December 2019