A hospital foundation is calling on people to dress as doctors and surgeons for a fancy dress charity run.

St Mark’s Hospital Foundation has organised the family event and is inviting people to sign up for the Doctors & Surgeons 1.5 mile challenge on Saturday August 16.

Entry costs £15 for a whole family, £7.50 for an adult or £2.50 for children and includes a medical fancy-dress outfit and medal to raise money for the hospital, which specialises in treating bowel diseases.

The course will be around Northwick Park Hospital, in Watford Road, and organisers say they hope to see hundreds of people in fancy dress costume running, jogging or walking round next month.

Those interested in signing up can do so by clicking here.