In 1948, when the NHS was founded, 75% of the public thought the new health service was a good thing. Seventy years on, and 87% now think this: we clearly value the NHS.
While we still believe in the original founding principles, health and social care have evolved a great deal over the last 70 years. Therefore, we use this historic point in time to reflect and look at public perceptions of some of the key questions facing the NHS of today.
Our NHS at 70 infographic and slide packs below present a look at what the public think across nine important areas for the NHS in 2018.
NHS at 70: Infographic
Download our slidepacks of public opinion data covering 9 key areas for the NHS.
- The founding principles (PDF)
- Satisfaction with the NHS (PDF)
- Funding for the NHS (PDF)
- Mental health (PDF)
- Prevention and responsibility (PDF)
- Social care (PDF)
- Waiting times (PDF)
- Technology and data (PDF)
- The workforce (PDF)
We have also been carrying out a series of work around the 70th anniversary including polling for NHS Providers, NHS Confederation, and the Health Foundation, in partnership with The King’s Fund, Nuffield Trust, and the Institute of Fiscal Studies.
The series also includes a new Ipsos MORI and The King’s Fund report on the relationship between the public and the NHS based on deliberative work with the public exploring what a new 'deal' with the NHS might look like.
Alongside our NHS at 70 work, the Ipsos MORI Health and Social Care team specialises in research, evaluation and consultations for the NHS and wider health and social care sector. We offer clients tailored solutions, using the full range of qualitative and quantitative methods, and produce insightful and useable outputs that stand up to scrutiny.