Public Attitudes to the NHS

The King’s Fund has analysed people’s responses to health funding and found 86% of people think that the NHS is facing a funding crisis. Over 60% of people would be willing to pay more tax to support the NHS.

Support for tax rises is across the population however, many would expect more to be spent on the NHS at the expense of other areas of Government spending. More than half of people involved in the British Social Attitudes Survey expected the standard of care provided by the NHS to deteriorate over the next 5 years.