Only half of Brits are satisfied with our health system and 55% are unhappy with their own fitness

PUTNEY, U.K. - July 14, 2023 - PRLog -- A new report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals Brits feel their general wellbeing has declined in recent years. As the NHS commemorates its 75th anniversary, the survey reveals only half of us are happy with the UK's health care system and the percentage of UK adults who are mostly or completely satisfied with their health has declined 8.6% since the first such poll in 2010.

A leading health testing expert says that one of the most concerning issues is that there has also been a 5.9% increase since 2016 in the number of people reporting they are battling anxiety and depression.

Dr Avinash Hari Narayanan (MBChB), Clinical Lead at London Medical Laboratory, says: 'It's wonderful to celebrate the National Health Service's 75th anniversary this month. For many years, it has been a model that has pointed the way for many other countries' health care systems. However, this anniversary also marks a point of reflection, while we determine how healthcare in the UK should develop as it advances towards its centennial.

'The NHS is currently facing a period of rising demand just as it struggles to attract sufficient staff and meet rising costs. These issues are reflected in the results of this new survey. In May and June 2023, only 53.9% of adults in Great Britain said they are satisfied with the UK's healthcare system. We've no data from previous years to compare this with, as it's the first time the ONS has asked this question, but this is surely a disappointing result for healthcare professionals and the Government.

'The latest figures also reveal that only 44.7% of UK adults report being mostly or completely satisfied with their health. That's a marked decline from 2019's 48% and a significant 8.6% fall since the question was first asked in 2010. It means 55.3% of us are unhappy with our health – a concerning number.

'So what measures can be taken to ensure our NHS reaches a successful 100th anniversary? A swift resolution to the various pay disputes facing the NHS, together with a renewed emphasis on recruitment and retention, is clearly called for, together with community-level health care reforms. However, there are other measures that can help relieve the pressure on the NHS. Blood tests should become a vital part of any annual health check "MOT".

'London Medical Laboratory's General Health Profile blood test ( provides people with a comprehensive check-up of their general health, including diabetes (HbA1c), gout, liver & kidney function, bone health, iron levels and a full cholesterol profile.

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