Peppa Pig 'setting a bad example' for GP visits

The popular piglet's family doctor shows signs of burnout

The children’s TV show Peppa Pig stands accused of encouraging overuse of antibiotics and rorting of home doctor visits.


Peppa’s family doctor Dr Brown Bear is facing a fitness-to-practice investigation as a BMJ report highlights his unnecessary home doctor visits and prescribing of antibiotics for self-limiting viral illnesses.

The shocking allegations are contained in a tongue-in-cheek report by Yorkshire GP Dr Catherine Bell, who is also mum to a toddler and regular viewer of the animated