Doctors are the most trusted professionals

Doctors remain as the professionals that the public trust the most, according to a survey undertaken by the Royal College of Physicians.

Doctors remain the top of the poll
The Ipsos MORI poll, which is performed on an annual basis, showed that 92 per cent of people questioned believe that doctors are telling the truth.

The survey included 19 different professions. Other professions appearing in the top five most trusted were teachers (88 per cent), professor (80 per cent), judges (75 per cent) and priests (75 per cent).

Politicians and government ministers were among the lowest ranked, but journalists came last with only 19 per cent of people believing they told the truth.

Professor Ian Gilmore, President of the Royal College of Physicians, said: ‘I am delighted that once again, the public have voted doctors the most trusted professionals. It is reassuring to know that the doctor/patient relationship is still highly valued.’

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