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NHS Satisfaction Drops to Record Low


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IEA Editorial Director Kristian Niemietz has written for City AM arguing that public opinion on the NHS is more closely reflecting reality after satisfaction with the health service dropped to record lows.

Kristian wrote:

“This is not supposed to happen in Britain. It is as if a survey among the residents of Vatican City showed that more than half are dissatisfied with the Pope. If I were a professional NHS cheerleader, I would have decided to go quiet for a couple of days, and sit this one out. 

“Yet NHS campaigners have reacted by doubling down. 

“Both of these claims – that the NHS has been ‘defunded’ since 2010, and that everything was rosy up until that point – are completely untrue.  

“There was no ‘golden age’ in the past. Not in 2010, and not ever. Yes, the NHS used to enjoy phenomenally high public approval…But in terms of measurable medical outcomes, it has always been somewhere between mediocre and poor,”

Read Kristian’s full piece here.



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