Thursday 7 March 2019 / 12:01 AM Jonathan Ashworth / NHS

NHS satisfaction lowest since 2007

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health and Social Care Secretary, responding to the news that public satisfaction with the NHS has fallen to its lowest level since 2007, said:

“For public satisfaction in the NHS to have plummeted to such depths on the back of nearly nine years of austerity, wider cuts, staff shortages and privatisation is a damning indictment of the Tory stewardship of this vital public service.

“Satisfaction with the NHS was at an all time high under the last Labour government and this survey confirms the public know they simply can’t trust the Tories with the NHS.”

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Notes to editors:

  • Public satisfaction with the NHS has fallen to its lowest level since 2007, according to analysis of the 2018 British Social Attitudes survey (BSA) published today by The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust.
  • It finds that following a sharp drop in 2017, public satisfaction with the health service fell by a further 3 percentage points in 2018 to 53 per cent, its lowest level in over a decade and 16 percentage points below its historical peak of 70 per cent in 2010.