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Disposable sterile headscarves available for staff in Operating Theatres

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We are proud to be national leaders of good practice and inclusivity.

We believe we are the first Trust in the UK to introduce disposable sterile headscarves for staff to use in our Operating Theatres thanks to former Royal Derby Hospital Medical Student, Farah Roslan.

Farah, now a F2 Doctor, said, "I am so happy my vision has become a reality and that these headscarves are now available for all of the staff."

When at the Royal Derby Hospital, Farah was mentored by Miss Tierney, Colorectal Surgeon, who originally introduced her to surgery. Farah said, "Miss Tierney has allowed me to pursue my dreams. She is an inspiration to female leaders in healthcare, especially theatres. She has inspired me a significant amount."

Miss Tierney added: "We know it's a quiet, silent, issue around theatres around the country and I don't think it has been formally addressed. It hasn't cost much and hopefully the effect will be enormous."