GPs more trusted than paediatricians, pharmacists

GPs are parents' most used and trusted source of health information, well ahead of friends, family, 'Dr Google',  paediatricians and pharmacists.

A new survey of 2100 parents and caregivers of children younger than 18 shows more than 90% received health advice from a GP in the previous six months, ahead of family and friends (78%) and pharmacists (78%).

GPs also emerged as the most trusted source of health information, with 75% of respondents saying they had "a lot" of trust in them. Hospitals ranked second (60%), paediatricians third (54%),