Doctors are generally more trusted in Britain than their counterparts in the US and elsewhere, a new study has revealed.
The findings are based on a survey of more than 11,000 doctors and nurses.
The study found that doctors in Britain are more trusted than their American and Australian counterparts in more than a third of cases, and nearly half of them trusted their British counterparts.
The survey was conducted by Ipsos Mori, an independent research company.
The British Doctors and Nurses Association said the results showed the UK had the best medical staff in the world.
A spokesperson for the organisation said the findings showed British doctors and Nursers are “world-class”, and the government needed to “continue to invest in the profession”.
“There is no doubt that we need to invest more in our healthcare system to attract more world-class specialists and doctors,” the spokesperson said.
The results come after the NHS announced a review of its workforce following the “shocking” figures of the “unprecedented” rise in hospital admissions.
A new government review into the healthcare system revealed a rise in admissions for heart conditions in the NHS, and the NHS admitted a surge in non-urgent operations.
The UK has a population of more more than one million people.
In June last year, the government introduced an £8.5 billion funding boost to the NHS to support it with more staffing, but many healthcare experts have warned the extra funding would be hard to come by.