Public satisfaction with NHS at lowest ever level, survey shows

Health / Wed 27th Mar 2024 at 07:21am

PUBLIC satisfaction with the NHS has dropped again, setting a new low recorded by the long-running British Social Attitudes survey reports the BBC.

Just 24% said they were satisfied with the NHS in 2023, with waiting times and staff shortages the biggest concerns.

That is five percentage points down on last year and a drop from the 2010 high of 70% satisfaction.

The poll – the gold-standard measure of the public’s view of the health service – has been running since 1983.

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7 Comments for Public satisfaction with NHS at lowest ever level, survey shows:

2024-03-27 10:00:43

Because it is appalling and its staff are are a large part of the reason it is a failure. For to long we have put it on a pedestal, it is not the best health system in the world it is one of the worst. We could give it all the money in the UK and it would still be bad it is structural. It needs to be abolished and reformed along side the lines of the French system, do not get me wrong to be competitive on the world stage we need to have an efficient health care system but the NHS is not the model we need.

David Forman
2024-03-27 10:57:14

The growing administration costs of the NHS is largely due to the introduction of private providers and the Conservative government's abandonment of the NHS I.T. computer project after £10bn had already been spent. The growing cost of treatment is due to an ageing population, obesity issues, increasing mental health problems, ever more costly technology and the rising cost of medications which some would argue is due to profiteering. See NHS I.T. scrapped at: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/sep/18/nhs-records-system-10bn

Pat B
2024-03-27 18:09:03

Adam...Care to explain why the staff are a large part of the reason it's a failure please?

2024-03-27 21:08:37

I'm thinking same Pat B

Mr Grumpy
2024-03-27 21:27:35

Don't blame the front line staff for any failures. They are working their backsides off. Instead blame the overpaid management who's only concern is saving money. Also blame the Government for their constant interference and their targets.

Debbie Ramdass
2024-03-28 08:45:12

The NHS is in urgent need of an overhaul. It is still trying to flow Aneurin Bevans principle of free to all this is outdated and impossible to achieve given todays costs. GPs need to adopt a chRging syztem and A& E attendance needs to be triaged way before people turn up. Walk in centres and poly clinics need to be re-introduced and 111 needs a complete overhaul

2024-03-28 20:37:29

Agree, needs a overhaul, but not if it just lines far too many billions of our money into a select fews pockets. The NHS has been an easy target to make people stupid amounts of money, that's not what its there for. We pay for this, we should reap the benefits if and when we need it - there is enough money if spent correctly. The gov should also stop cutting funds and training places, without the staff, the front line docs, nurses etc, it will struggle no matter the rest. Adam doesn't know what he's talking about - the staff work very hard and in often difficult circumstance.

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