In this campaign, we have called on politicians to put patients over politics; to remember why things like living in good health and getting high quality care are so important to people.

The results of our snap survey show an overwhelming lack of confidence among patients in politicians’ ability to do that:

  • 76% of people are not confident in the UK’s politicians and political parties to do what’s best for health and care
  • 79% of people are not confident in the UK’s politicians and political parties to address issues relating to health and care in a serious and responsible way during this election campaign.

We also asked people what they felt the top priority in respect of health and care should be for the Government after the election, whichever party leads it. A clear top five themes emerged in the answers:

  • Expand the clinical workforce, including by improving retention
  • Increase funding
  • Invest in and/or improve social care
  • Prevent or reverse privatisation / private sector involvement
  • Integrate / join up services.

Full details of the survey can be read in this report.