Washing hands, Gangnam-style

An inspection report published today by the Care Quality Commission finds that Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust requires improvement.  Pic: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
An inspection report published today by the Care Quality Commission finds that Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust requires improvement. Pic: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
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Health leaders at NHS Erewash Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are encouraging people in Erewash to ensure they keep their hands clean in line with the World Health Organisation’s annual campaign ‘Save Lives: clean your hands’.

A special music video from NHS Erewash CCG, to the popular song Gangnam Style, is available on YouTube and shows how easy it is for people to wash their hands thoroughly and keep germs at bay.

Hands are still one of the biggest spreaders of germs in the UK. Hand washing with warm water and soap is the most effective and inexpensive way to prevent the spread of germs and infections.

The NHS is asking everyone to wash their hands regularly during the day, using warm water and soap, to prevent spreading germs.

Hands should be washed after every trip to the toilet and before and after preparing food.

Dr Avi Bhatia, chair of NHS Erewash CCG, said: “Washing your hands, aside from vaccination, is probably the most effective contribution you can make to public health.

“Regularly washing your hands with soap and water, especially after going to the toilet or if you have the cold or the flu.”

Watch the video at www.ilkestonadvertiser.co.uk.