Nurses are required to wear blue scrubs for work. Charlie wears dark blue scrubs as he is an Emergency Nurse Practitioner alongside his position of Senior Charge Nurse. Meanwhile, Robyn Miller, Louise Tyler and David Hide wear regular light blue scrubs as they are staff nurses. Jacob Masters wears a different uniform to the other nurses due to the fact he is a senior nurse, Tess Bateman wore the same colour of scrubs as Charlie, which at the time were lighter blue scrubs, as well as wearing the Clinical Nurse Manager uniform which is a dark blue short shirt with a thick white line around the cuffs and neck. Student nurses wear purple colour scrubs to distinguish them from normal nurses. Ben "Lofty" Chiltern held the same position as Jacob for a brief period but still wore regular light blue scrubs, possibly implying the rank-uniform link is just a choice.
As with most UK hospitals, Holby General's nurses are each allocated a pay band going from band 5 (Staff Nurse) who have no additional responsibilities to their role, to band 6 (Senior Staff Nurse) who are often are in charge of managing certain situations for a short time period while being overseen, to band 7 (Charge Nurse/Ward Manager/Sister) who are usually in charge of smaller departments or certain divisions of larger departments finally to band 8 (Senior Charge Nurse/Senior Ward Manager/Senior Sister) who act in a deputy role to the Clinical Nurse Manager in larger departments and solely run certain aspects of departments, for instance medication or can be found running small to medium sized departments. Clinical Nurse Managers are not usually on the ward nurse pay scale and instead work on a management pay scale.