As news of E.coli poisoning spreads through the press, now may be more important a time than ever to ensure bathrooms are equipped with bathroom accessories like anti-bacterial soap and clean towels, however one survey has revealed two-thirds of Britons fail to wash their hands each time they go to the toilet.

According to Infection Control Today, just 37 per cent of women claim to give their hands a thorough rinse after they visit the loo, while just 27 per cent of men admit they cleanse after going to the WC.

Technical manager for Initial Peter Barratt said: "The spread of bacteria from not washing hands is a real health threat. It is vital that people wash their hands rigorously with plenty of soap for at least 20 seconds."

Smart soap dishes, modern hand wash dispensers and elegant towel rails are all available from Better Bathrooms and could be the ideal finishing touch for water closets that are the epitome of contemporary design and they may encourage people to take more time washing.