The BBC Health News website seems obsessed with doctors clothes. Nary two weeks after the ground breaking Doctors Shouldn’t Wear Jeans story we have the more frightening Ties Carry Deadly Diseases. There is a vague point in the second story, ties are probably washed 1% of the times the shirts or even suits are cleaned. Nevertheless, teh danger only really manifests when you dip the end of your Homer Simpson tie into a gaping wound, and I thing even the dumbest doctor would avoid this.

So why is the BBC so interested in the sartorial issues of doctors. It can only be for one reason. They want to maintain realism in their numerous hospital based soap operas. So look forward to tieless, denimless, and soon to be naked doctors in Holby City & Casualty by the end of the year.