The NHS is losing its ‘golden calf’ status

Emily Carver writes for Conservative Home

Emily Carver, IEA Head of Media, has written for Conservative Home on increasing public dissatisfaction with the NHS since the end of the pandemic.

Emily highlights that, due to long waiting lists for treatment, many are opting for private treatment instead.

“More of us than ever are giving up altogether and deciding to forgo the bureaucracy and waiting lists. Polling this week showed that close to a third (29 per cent) of 18 to 34-year-olds said they would consider funding their own care.”

“Another recent survey showed 85 per cent of patients on NHS waiting lists have paid for or are considering private medical treatment, with 68 per cent ending up in debt as a result.”

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