This report brings together findings from public perceptions polling and deliberative research with the public, carried out by the Health Foundation in partnership with Ipsos, providing greater insight into what people really think and their priorities for improving the health service. The report covers perceptions of the NHS and the challenges it faces; the balance between primary and community care, and hospital care; funding levels; the funding model; and how to build confidence in government planning. 

As a general election looms, the NHS looks to be at the centre of the debate and a top issue for people in deciding how they vote. The NHS is struggling, with long waits for care, staff shortages and unprecedented strike action – but what does the public think about the future of the NHS? And what does this mean for the next government’s priorities?

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