Petition Against Locum Work Wear

Boots Opticians would like everyone to feel good when they come to work. But I'm sure you would agree most of us would find it difficult to 'feel good' in the new work wear.

We don't believe wearing the uniform would impact on the patients journey other than to add to the patients confusion as DO's, Student DO's and Pre Regs all wear the same uniform.

To top it off we are expected to pay for the privilege.

Please add your name to the list and forward so we can help to reverse this decision.



  • Anonymous not only do they cancel you after you book a locum date now they want us to pay for a uniform which we may never use as they cancel the booking?!!?

  • michael s daniels Yet another example of the boots company applying the "divide and rule principle" in order to deliberately create conflict within the ranks of professional and unqualified/unregistered personnel-with a view to bringing all staff members down to the lowest common denominator and hence emasculating any perceived status that an individual may have by virtue of their experience, qualification and loyalty to the company

  • Anonymous Anyone that has seen this poorly thought out uniform knows that it doesn't achieve the objectives boots has set out. I certainly would not feel comfortable in it. And I've heard so many negative comments from patients. Describing it as "straight jacket" or the "uniform you'd see in a take away establishment". This uniform does not make a patient feel at ease which surely should be paramount. This is just going to alienate them. I don't understand what's wrong with optometrists wearing their own suits especially locums. Anyway if this pitiful uniform is mandatory then surely it should be funded by boots.

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    9 months ago Comments: another attack on our profession, we're to look like beautician, nurses and lab technician at our cost. on top of other problems mentioned already.
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