Public perceptions of the NHS and social care

The British Social Attitudes survey provides a definitive measure of public opinion from the 1980s to today, showing how satisfaction with the NHS has changed amidst staffing and financial struggles. This spotlight collects the survey results and our related work on public perceptions on health and social care.

Spotlight

Published: 28/02/2018

British public’s satisfaction with the NHS at lowest level in over a decade 07/03/2019

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Public satisfaction with the NHS has fallen to its lowest level since 2007, according to analysis of the 2018 British Social Attitudes surve...

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Sharp drop in public satisfaction with the NHS, new analysis shows 28/02/2018

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The Nuffield Trust and The King's Fund say the results reflect the public’s growing anxieties over the funding and staffing of the NHS.

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