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Muslim staff escape NHS hygiene rule
Telegraph UK ^ | April 11, 2010

Posted on 08/17/2013 1:58:38 PM PDT by grundle

Muslim doctors and nurses are to be allowed to opt out of strict hygiene rules introduced by the NHS to restrict the spread of hospital superbugs.

Female staff who follow the Islamic faith will be allowed to cover their arms to preserve their modesty despite earlier guidance that all staff should be "bare below the elbow".

The Department of Health has also relaxed rules prohibiting jewellery so that Sikh members of staff can wear bangles linked with their faith, providing they are pushed up the arm while the medic treats a patient.

The Mail on Sunday reported the change had been made after female Muslims objected to being required to expose their arm below the elbow under guidance introduced by Alan Johnson when he was health secretary in 2007.

The rules were drawn up to reduce the number of patients who were falling ill, and even dying, from superbugs such as MRSA and Clostridium difficile.

Revised guidance which relaxed the requirements for some religions was published last month.

Some Muslim staff and those from other groups may be allowed to use disposable plastic over-sleeves which cover their clothes below the elbow and allow the skin to remain covered up.

Derek Butler, chairman of MRSA Action UK, said: "My worry is that allowing some medics to use disposable sleeves you compromise patient safety because unless you change the sleeves between each patient, you spread bacteria.

"Scrubbing bare arms is far more effective."

A Department of Health spokesman said: "The guidance is intended to provide direction to services in how they can balance infection control measures with cultural beliefs without compromising patient safety."

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: abortion; benghazi; deathpanels; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; islam; muslim; obamacare; politicalcorrectness; sharialaw; unitedkingdom; zerocare
This is from three years ago but I think it deserves to be posted again now.
1 posted on 08/17/2013 1:58:38 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

GAWD!


2 posted on 08/17/2013 2:00:41 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: grundle

dont touch me you filthy moslem


3 posted on 08/17/2013 2:03:34 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: grundle

But abortion is mandatory against Catholics and Christians who try to live their faith!


4 posted on 08/17/2013 2:04:56 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: bigheadfred

Welcome back to the 10th century.


5 posted on 08/17/2013 2:06:30 PM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: choctaw man

Seventh.


6 posted on 08/17/2013 2:07:32 PM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
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To: grundle

Fbho.


7 posted on 08/17/2013 2:07:46 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Thy Kingdom come!)
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To: MarkBsnr; choctaw man

get out of my cave you filthy moslem


8 posted on 08/17/2013 2:13:35 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: grundle

gross.


9 posted on 08/17/2013 2:19:12 PM PDT by madison10
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To: grundle

Luckily, germs are incapable of surviving on the skins, clothing or jewelry of Muslims and Sikhs.

Everybody knows that.


10 posted on 08/17/2013 2:30:17 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: bigheadfred

11 posted on 08/17/2013 2:34:39 PM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
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To: grundle

From what I understand about the NHS, it is difficult to sue them for malpractice so if one were to be injured due to sepsis from the failure to follow ‘best practices’, apparently, it is sorry old chap, we have to be multicultural! As the Brits say - BRILLIANT!

Given how much Obama has expressed his admiration of the NHS, is this amongst our coming attractions?!?


12 posted on 08/17/2013 2:40:55 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government governs best when it governs least!)
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To: grundle

Any country that doesn’t rid itself of muslims will be a heap of ruins, despair and rivers of blood.

That’s just the way it is.


13 posted on 08/17/2013 2:47:14 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: grundle

Sheesh, I thought at first that this was all taking place in the US.

But wait....


14 posted on 08/17/2013 2:48:25 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: grundle

15 posted on 08/17/2013 2:54:14 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: grundle

Hmmm, could be that CW-II and the war with Islam may be a twofer.

Get two, two, two wars for the price of one.


16 posted on 08/17/2013 3:12:07 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Fiji Hill
Looks like a cop on a drug raid.

Can't see what might be slung behind its back or under all the fabric.

17 posted on 08/17/2013 3:33:45 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: grundle
Good Gawd.
Filthy Muzzie hospital workers allowed to practice their FILTHY habits in NHS government hospitals.
More Euro-weiny dhimmitude, but an ObamaCare benefit coming to America, surely.
18 posted on 08/17/2013 5:02:41 PM PDT by Amagi (Buying "Green" means purchasing inferior quality at increased cost.)
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To: Fiji Hill
Looks more like the Bomb Squad than a doctor or nurse.

Oh they're muslim. Same difference.

19 posted on 08/17/2013 5:12:55 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: grundle

Three years ago, but coming our way with CommieCare.


20 posted on 08/17/2013 5:43:19 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The only growth industries left under Progressives are government and poverty.)
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To: elkfersupper
Can't see what might be slung behind its back or under all the fabric.

Lots of material to soak up gasoline.

21 posted on 08/17/2013 7:35:58 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Fiji Hill

22 posted on 08/18/2013 12:29:26 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Drone strike on Michael Grunwald: you know it makes sense)
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To: grundle

“The rules were drawn up to reduce the number of patients who were falling ill, and even dying, from superbugs such as MRSA and Clostridium difficile”

I knew all that crazy talk about multiple drug resistant organisms was just BS designed to scare us/ (sarc off)


23 posted on 08/18/2013 3:06:06 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks grundle.


24 posted on 08/18/2013 5:33:50 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: grundle

http://blogs.channel4.com/factcheck/did-nhs-scrap-washing-rules-for-muslim-staff/1828


25 posted on 08/18/2013 5:42:32 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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