British attitude to the NHS – quite satisfied, actually

Authors: van Teijlingen, E.

Publisher: The Conversation


The NHS in the UK has come in for a lot of bashing of late, especially from politicians and the media. The former do so for largely ideological reasons, while I fear the latter often report the exceptions that sell papers.

We mustn’t forget that there are about a million NHS consultations every day. The overwhelming majority of these are of good quality, even if they don’t necessary give desired news to the patient. And despite the efforts of the media and politicians, most of us are generally happy with the way the NHS operates.

The British Social Attitudes report, published today, shows exactly that. There have been some changes over the past three decades, but we are generally satisfied with the NHS.

Source: Manual

Preferred by: Edwin van Teijlingen