Figure 4: Public satisfaction with dentistry and social care services, 1983–2017 (percentage ‘very’ + ‘quite’ satisfied)

Chart

Published: 28/02/2018

Notes

Questions asked: ‘From your own experience, or from what you have heard, please say how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with the way in which each of these parts of the National Health Service runs nowadays. …National Health Service dentists?’; ‘And how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with social care provided by local authorities for people who cannot look after themselves because of illness, disability or old age?’ [2012–2017]; ’At some point in their lives people can need regular help looking after themselves because of illness, disability or old age … From your own experience, or from what you have heard, please say how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with the services provided to people who need this kind of regular help with looking after themselves, whose family cannot provide it?’ [2005, 2007]. Dentist question not asked in 1984, 1985, 1988, 1992 and 1997. Social care questions not asked before 2005, 2006 and 2008–11.

Source

 King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust analysis of NatCen Social Research’s BSA survey data.