Female surgeons don personalised caps to clarify their roles

Patients can be 'surprised' that women are doing their surgery, says UK surgeon Dr Gill Cribb, showing off her new cap on International Women's Day

Female surgeons in a UK hospital, tired of being mistaken for non-surgical staff in theatre, have taken the step of labelling themselves clearly with embroidered scrub hats.

Dr Gill Cribb
Dr Gill Cribb.

Surgeons from the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, near Oswestry, in Shropshire, showed off their personalised scrub hats in honour of International Women’s Day