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NHS reforms survey

The CSP conducted a survey in April 2011 to find out what members thought about proposed reforms to the NHS - here are the findings.

81% of members surveyed are opposed the Health and Social Care Bill

The survey was carried out between March 21 and April 12 and 1,175 members responded. It provides a useful snapshot of members' attitudes towards the Coalition Government's plans as set out in the Health and Social Care Bill.

We have used this feedback from members to help make the case for changes to be made to the government's proposals.

For example, following the worrying statistics about rationing of NHS physiotherapy services we recently wrote to the healthcare regulator, the Care Quality Commissioning, calling on it to investigate this issue as a matter of urgency.

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  • 81% of members surveyed are opposed the Health and Social Care Bill
  • 79% of respondents agreed that putting most NHS services out to competition will not improve patient care
  • 74% of members told us they are already witnessing rationing or a reduction in quality of patients as a result of budget cuts
  • 58% of members strongly agreed that patient care would suffer as a direct consequence of the Health and Social Care Bill.

Download a copy of the results in full below.

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