The King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust have published analysis of the 2021 British Social Attitudes survey (BSA) on public satisfaction with the NHS.
Commenting on this, Dr John Holden, chief medical officer of the doctors’ defence organisation MDDUS, said: “The results of this survey will sadden healthcare professionals who have worked in the NHS under incredibly challenging circumstances during the last two years.
“The issue of long waiting times will be partly addressed by government tackling the workforce shortage.
“However, we know from the personal experiences of our members that unless NHS workers and their wellbeing are supported they will be unable to provide the necessary care to patients.”
The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) is a mutual organisation that protects the professional interests of more than 54,000 doctors and dentists across the United Kingdom, offering access to indemnity, support and legal advice.
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