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Can I lend my nursing uniform to a friend to wear at a fancy dress party?

It may seem harmless, but you need to consider the image of the profession and your employer
Vector image of figures in fancy dress. Even if you own your uniform, before lending it out remember you need to uphold the image of the profession and respect your employer.

It may seem harmless, but you need to consider the image of the profession and your employer

The answer to this question depends on whether you bought your uniform yourself or it was given to you by your employer.

If your uniform was provided by your employer, the answer is simple: it is not yours and you have no right to lend it to anyone else without the permission of the owner.

Even if you have more than one uniform and are responsible for cleaning and storing your uniforms, this does not give you the right to lend it to someone else without permission.

If you own your uniform, either because you fully purchased it, for example for agency work, or it was supplied

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