Options to increase NHS spending

Nearly two-thirds of people think that taxes should be increased to fund the NHS – 64% would prefer to see increased taxes rather than reduced levels of care (9%) or reduced spending on other services (17%).

Many experts argue that it is becoming more expensive to fund the NHS because of increasing costs of treatments, an ageing population and several other factors. This means that even in order to maintain the current level of care and services provided for free by the NHS, spending on the NHS would have to increase. With that in mind, which, if any, of the following would you most like to see?

Source: Health Foundation analysis of Ipsos MORI survey of 1,985 adults in Great Britain aged 15 and over, May 2017, and Ipsos MORI survey of 1,792 adults in Great Britain aged 15 and over, March 2015.

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