Public Perceptions of the NHS and Social Care (Department of Health / IPSOS Mori)

Summary

This report presents the latest (Winter 2014) results from an IPSOS Mori survey of public perceptions and attitudes about the NHS and social care services.

It appears that the public remains generally positive about the care in the NHS:

“The public’s pride in the NHS is as strong as ever, with almost eight in ten (78%) agreeing that Britain’s National Health Service is one of the best in the world”. (p.2)

On the Latent Perceptions Gaps: Suspected Health and Treatment Inequalities

Opinions research reveals beliefs about interesting inequalities in NHS treatment (whether with a strictly factual basis or not). It is believed that some groups are better cared for than others. Perceptions of healthcare inequalities are summarised in the following gradient:

  • Local NHS care for children is viewed most positively; with 72% of survey respondents feeling they are well cared for by the NHS in their local area.
  • Local NHS care for people over 65 is viewed a little less positively; with 60% of survey respondents feeling they are well cared for by the NHS in their local area.
  • Local NHS care for people with long term conditions is viewed slightly less positively; with 57% of survey respondents feeling they are well cared for by the NHS in their local area.
  • Local NHS care for people with mental health conditions is viewed considerably less positively; with 31% of survey respondents feeling they are well cared for by the NHS in their local area.
  • Local NHS care for people with dementia is viewed to be the least positive; with only 29% of survey respondents feeling they are well cared for by the NHS in their local area.

This report covers many other dimensions of public satisfaction with NHS and social care services.

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Reference

Public perceptions of the NHS and social care. January 2015. An ongoing tracking study for the Department of Health, Winter 2014 Wave. London: Department of Health and Ipsos MORI, June 26th 2015.

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About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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