Health bosses have banned metal paper fasteners from GP surgeries, clinics and offices – because they are deemed a safety risk.
Staff at NHS Manchester are no longer allowed to use to the steel binders after a member of staff hurt their finger on one.
A memo sent to all of the health trust’s employees said the fasteners are now prohibited.
Instead it warns staff to use plastic ones to avoid injury – and urges them to dispose of the metal clips ‘carefully’.
Astonished staff have described the move as nannying.
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