Public hostility grows to private companies’ expansion in the NHS

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 03 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7218
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1BMJ

The UK public has become more hostile in the past two years to the idea of private providers running healthcare services, according to the results of a new poll.

The survey1 by Ipsos MORI for King’s College London asked people to agree or disagree with the statement: “As long as health services are free of charge, it doesn’t matter to me whether they are provided by the NHS or a private company.” The poll, which surveyed 1009 UK adults in October …

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