Poll finds patients put trust in their GP
Four-fifths of Scots believe GPS are the community professionals they trust the most to meet their healthcare needs, according to a poll.
The Royal College of General Practitioners in Scotland, which commissioned the Yougov study, said the finding demonstrated overwhelming support for family doctors to get sufficient funding.
It found 79 per cent of people have greatest trust in GPS to treat them, compared to other primary care professionals. In addition, 63 per cent of patients said they want to see a GP first when making an appointment and 64 per cent placed importance on seeing the same GP.
Dr Miles Mack, chair of RCGP Scotland, said: “This survey sends a clear message that patients want their GP to remain central to their care.”