ComRes interviewed 1,764 English adults online between the 6th and 7th August 2014. Data were weighted to be representative of all English adults aged 18+. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.
Date Published: 21 Sep 2014
MAJORITY OF PUBLIC BELIEVE NHS NEEDS TO INCREASE SPENDING ON MEDICINES
New research has shown that more than half (52%) of English adults believe that not enough of the NHS budget is being spent on medicines.
A ComRes poll of more than 1,700 adults, conducted in August on behalf of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) also shows how the issue could influence which party people vote for at next year’s general election.
When presented with the current NHS spending breakdown, half (52%) of English adults say that this sounds like not enough is being spent on medicines compared with other things (e.g. hospitals, staff, buildings and equipment). This number rises to 57% among women, compared to 47% of men).