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Two thirds of British public think spending on NHS should increase

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 13 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3273
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1BMJ

Nearly four fifths of people in Britain believe that the NHS should be protected from further funding cuts, a new poll has shown.1

Research by Ipsos MORI asked members of the public which areas of public spending should be exempt from further austerity measures. The NHS and healthcare scored highest (79%), followed by schools (51%), care for the elderly (51%), the police (39%), and social services (21%).

Two thirds of the public (65%) said that NHS funding should …

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