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
Dr Gill Cribb
Dr Gill Cribb.

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.

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 on Sunday.