Resources - NHS international comparisons and opinion polls

This section of OurNHS's new 'Resource guide' points you to some international comparisons and some opinion polls of both public and staff views on the NHS 'reforms'.

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Caroline Molloy
10 December 2013

The NHS is - or was - one of the most efficient systems in the world

Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine report.

‘The Unreported NHS’ - international comparisons on spend and satisfaction compiled by the NHS Supporters Federation.

 'How sick are the world's health systems?' - interesting comparison in Guardian of 8 systems - problems in the German and Indian systems that pro-private sector people often invoke.

What do the public think of the NHS ‘reforms’?  

YouGov / Sunday Times poll February 2012 - Fewer than one person in five thinks that the government reforms and increasing competition in the NHS will make services better.  


What do NHS staff think of the NHS ‘reforms’?

‘NHS not safe with coalition, poll reveals’ - a 38 degrees survey of health staff from July 2013.  

‘What GPs really think about CCGs’ - GPOnline survey - As CCGs went live, 73% percent of GPs think they have been set up to take the blame for increasing rationing of healthcare.

’71% of NHS staff surveyed think Lansley is doing a bad job’ - nice 38 degrees visual representation of a poll during the passage of the Health & Social Care Act.



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