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Face veil: NHS doctor 'removes niqab at work'

19 September 2013 Last updated at 17:38 BST

There is to be a review into whether NHS staff in England should be allowed to wear full face veils, according to the Department of Health.

Ministers have asked doctors' regulator the General Medical Council to ensure there is "appropriate" face-to-face contact with patients.

NHS doctor Zahida Hamid said although she wears the niqab, she removes it when treating patients.

She said it was a personal choice.

"It is very, very essential and important for my patients to see my face," she added.

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