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Record drop in satisfaction with the NHS

Public satisfaction with the NHS has dropped by a record amount, the British Social Attitudes Survey suggests.

The poll indicates satisfaction fell from 70% to 58% last year - the largest annual drop since it started in 1983.

The King's Fund think-tank sponsored the NHS questions put to more than 1,000 people and said their answers appeared to be a comment on reforms and spending squeezes and not care quality.

The government said the survey contradicted its poll among patients.

Branwen Jeffreys reports.

  • 12 Jun 2012