Health bosses have come up with a novel way of reminding people of the importance of washing your hands - using the massively popular song Gangnam Style.
North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has produced a short video using the hit song to show how easy it is for people to wash their hands thoroughly and keep germs at bay.
Hand washing with soap is a do-it-yourself vaccine that can reduce diarrhoea by almost 50 per cent and respiratory infections by nearly 25 per cent, killing the ten million viruses and one million bacteria found in a single gram of human faeces.
Dr Ben Milton, Chair of the CCG, said: “Hand washing creates a barrier that keeps faecal viruses and bacteria at bay, preventing diarrhoea and breathing problems plus skin and eye infections. And the beauty of effective hand washing is that it’s really easy to learn.
“That’s why we’re hoping patients will go online and have fun watching the video and putting it into practice.
“The power is literally in everyone’s hands because washing our hands with soap is one of the most effective ways of creating healthier communities. And it takes around 15 seconds to wash your hands properly – about the length of time it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice through.”