Since 2000, Ipsos MORI has been conducting a survey on public perceptions of the NHS and social care in England on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care.
The aim of the survey is to explore public attitudes towards, and perceptions of, the NHS and social care services. The core survey includes tracker questions which are asked each time it is run. This allows the variation of public opinion over time to be measured.
In addition to these tracker questions, new questions are sometimes added to incorporate changes that have occurred related to health and social care. For example, this year a series of questions were added which asked about how effective the government is being in tackling obesity, reducing smoking, reducing harmful drinking, and reducing diabetes. This flexibility ensures that the survey can reflect the most current issues facing the NHS and social care in England.
Links to the data tables and reports for the Winter 2015 wave of the survey can be found below.
Winter 2015 wave: Ipsos MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 1,007 adults in England aged 16 and over. Face-to-face interviews were conducted in-home between 2 November and 13 December 2015. The data are weighted to the known population profile of England (aged 16 and over).