On 5th July 1948 the National Health Service was born. Sixty-five years on and, unlike many others of the same age, the NHS is still going strong. Although it may sometimes be shaken by tragic episodes, our faith in its values – and value – continues. For many of us, it is a symbol of modern Britain, a source of national pride and what sets us apart from our peers in the developed world. To others, of course, its value is more immediate, more personal.
What do people think about the NHS in 2013?
Using polling carried out by ICM on behalf of British Future in June 2013, and stories from people who have worked in or with the NHS, as well as those who have directly benefitted from it, the report highlights the achievements of the NHS.