Staff at Bradford Royal Infirmary have been told some rings pose an infection-control risk as bacteria could become embedded in the engravings.
Many nurses were found to be wearing wedding bands with engravings on the outside or bevelling around the edges during a recent infection-control audit.
But some of those affected say they will resist attempts by the trust to make them take off these rings, saying the measure is unnecessary.
This story is a bit of a surprise, but I must say that the reasoning behind this ban on engraved rings is fairly solid. It is not a bad idea to consider one’s range of occupations while choosing whether or not to purchase or wear an engraved ring.