A poll has revealed nurses have been named the most trusted profession in the UK.

The results showed 93% of the 1,019 participants would ‘generally trust’ a nurse, compared to 91% for doctors and 88% for teachers.

This is the first time that nurses were included in the Ipsos MORI Veracity Index’s annual survey. Participants were given a list of 24 professions and jobs, and asked “if you generally trust them to tell the truth or not.”

Ben Page, Chief Executive of Ipsos Mori, described the results as “good news for nurses everywhere.”

Janet Davies, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nurses was pleased with the results. “Nurses are some of the most caring, hardworking staff in the UK and it is very encouraging to see their efforts reflected in the eyes of the public.

“A trusting relationship is absolutely essential in healthcare. As pressures on the health service rise, it’s particularly positive that the public have maintained their faith in the frontline staff working tirelessly for them throughout these difficult times. These results highlight the critical role nurses play in the lives of people in the UK.”

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