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Public satisfaction with emergency care rises

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2113 (Published 02 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2113
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1BMJ

The public’s satisfaction with the NHS has changed little in the past 12 months after a record fall in 2011, show the latest results of the British social attitudes survey.

The health policy think tank the King’s Fund said that the results, published this week, show that the record fall in satisfaction recorded in 2011 was not “a blip.”

The annual survey, which tracks the British public’s changing attitudes towards social, economic, political, and moral issues, shows that in 2012 just under two thirds (61%) of respondents were satisfied with the NHS. This is up slightly from the 58% satisfaction rate in 2011 but …

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