A survey of 1,000 patients, conducted on behalf of accountancy firm KPMG, reveals concerns about the NHS' capabilities to provide long-term healthcare in the future.
- 82 percent believe the Government should pay for long-term care.
- 54.4% agree that taxes have to increase to ensure long-term healthcare needs are met.
- Around one in six (16.4%) are not confident that the NHS would be able to meet their needs in the future.
- Only 12% said they were 'very confident' that it could meet their long-term healthcare needs.
- One in 10 patients believe they will have to pay for their healthcare in the future.