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Health and Care Survey 2021
British people’s experiences and views

In Spring 2021, hundreds of people across Britain took part in Engage Britain’s online Community Conversations about health and care. The experiences they shared offered new, in-depth insights into the state of health and care today, with some clear themes emerging. We then tested whether these issues are happening on a wider scale by surveying 4,000 people across the country. Here are the results of that survey.

About this survey

Engage Britain has commissioned a nationally representative survey of 4,010 UK adults (18+).

The purpose of the survey is to explore how common experiences raised in the Community Conversations are and to explore views on health and care.

The survey was commissioned by Engage Britain and conducted by Yonder. Online fieldwork was undertaken 5-8 July 2021.

See the full results in the polling tables here.

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