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A third of British describe NHS funding crisis as “severe”

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3666 (Published 30 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3666
  1. Helen Mooney
  1. London

Over 90% of the UK public recognise that the NHS has a funding problem, but few agree on how to solve the crisis.

The latest British Social Attitudes survey of 3000 people, conducted by NatCen Social Research, also showed a marked increase in the number of people identifying the funding crisis as “severe”—32% described it as such, up from 19% in 2014.1

However, despite the public’s near unanimity in its view of the funding problem, there is less consensus on how to deal with …

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