26 Jun 2023

NHS performing ‘substantially less well’ than health systems in similar countries, study finds.

Health and Social Care Editor

The NHS is performing substantially less well than health systems in similar countries, according to a detailed study from the influential think tank, The King’s Fund.

The report compared the UK with 18 other high-income nations and found that people here are less likely to survive preventable conditions such as strokes, cancers and heart attacks.

It found that the UK had the fewest number of MRI scanners among all 19 health systems in 2019, whilst only Sweden had a lower number of hospital beds per 1,000 people.