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BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 19 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1147

Public keeps faith with doctors despite scandals: Doctors remain the most trusted professionals despite publicity surrounding the Mid Staffordshire hospital scandal, according to polling organisation Ipsos MORI. Of 1018 people interviewed in early February, 89% said that they trusted doctors to tell the truth, ahead of teachers (86%), scientists (83%), and judges (82%). (

Men in their 20s fail to attend one in six appointments: Men in their 20s miss considerably more outpatient appointments than women of the same age, Health and Social Care Information Centre figures show. Hospitals in England recorded almost one in six appointments for men aged 20-29 (415 000 (16%) …

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