BSA report unveils NHS downvotes: Record 84 % low satisfaction

A recent survey conducted by the British Society Attitudes (BSA) and published by the King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust highlighted people’s satisfaction
with the National Health Services (NHS) to be a new record low since the survey’s inception in 1983.

The latest findings that are based on the public satisfaction and opinion with the NHS and social care, and funding in the context of prominent national debate
about taxation and healthcare spending reveal the satisfaction with the NHS to have dwindled across all services and demographics in 2023.

Public contentment has sharply declined, with only 24 per cent expressing satisfaction in 2023, a significant drop from 2020.

Factors contributing to this dissatisfaction include prolonged waiting times for GP and hospital appointments, staffing shortages, and perceived inadequate
government spending.