NHS is losing trust of a majority of people, reveals a British Social Attitudes Survey conducted by a team of researchers at the King's Fund health think-tank.
The team has found that the figures discovered regarding satisfaction of people with the NHS services is largely disappointing as such a low percentage has never been seen since the commencement of the annual survey in 1983.
It is being said that the overall satisfaction levels of people has been noted to be at the third highest level since then. In 2011, only 58% people were found to be sufficiently satisfied with the health service.
The study has also unveiled that while contentment with GP services is still fine and is at 73%. Overall hospital services are not fulfilling patients’ needs properly and have seen a significant drop.
However, John Appleby, chief economist at the King's Fund, affirms, "The run of year-on-year increases in NHS satisfaction had to come to an end at some stage, and it is not surprising this has happened when the NHS is facing a well-publicized spending squeeze.
But, equal concerns have been raised by him regarding the notable fall in people’s agreement level. It is being worried that the situation may lead people to buy private medical insurance.