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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Oddly, one of the last groups of doctors still wearing them on the wards at Addies was the Infectious Diseases team!
    lol - you couldn't make this stuff up even if you tried.
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    Labcoats are just heavy, get in the way.

    Scrubs on the other hand... no shirts to wash and iron ever again? Thank you don't mind if I do.
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    I used to wear a white coat when an SHO (long time ago) and then again in GUM around 2000.

    Plenty of pockets to keep stuff in - no handy computers so needed BNF and notebook etc etc, tourniquet, blood forms light pens , bleep etc

    Kept own clothes clean(er).
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    Labcoats are just heavy, get in the way.

    Scrubs on the other hand... no shirts to wash and iron ever again? Thank you don't mind if I do.
    Do doctors still wear scrubs, then?
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    (Original post by shiggydiggy)
    lol - you couldn't make this stuff up even if you tried.
    Why - is it a bad thing for the infectious diseases team in particular to wear them?
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    (Original post by Arsenalforlifee)
    Do doctors still wear scrubs, then?
    More than ever. Only in certain specialities and at certain times, though.
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    (Original post by Arsenalforlifee)
    Do doctors still wear scrubs, then?
    Still? Scrubs are a relatively new sight outside of theatre. Now particularly common in A&E, obstetrics, and other surgical/messy jobs.

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    Why - is it a bad thing for the infectious diseases team in particular to wear them?
    The reason why white coats were cast out was due to concerns over spreading infections between patients. It's ironic that the ID team to be the only ones to continue to wear them.
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    last job I wore one in was GUM - no one else was wearing them by then
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    I think the demise of white coats was a health and safety gone mad thing. If you're a consultant then their loss won't matter but when I was a junior doc all those pockets were really handy as you aren't just based in one area but running round the hospital.
    Nurses and managers (many of whom are nurses) got together to ban them, I suspect largely because they couldn't wear them!
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    Labcoats are just heavy, get in the way.

    Scrubs on the other hand... no shirts to wash and iron ever again? Thank you don't mind if I do.
    Non-iron shirts really work and look exactly the same as normal ones.
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    Non-iron shirts really work and look exactly the same as normal ones.
    They still smell if you don't wash and dry them though
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    I worked in the same place as Helenia but managed it avoid the douchey white coat as we wore scrubs and I wore my own clothes on paeds/public health. Now I live in scrubs.
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