The NHS performs a vital service in the UK, but according to new research overall satisfaction with the organisation is plummeting. A study by the King's Fund entitled the British Social Attitudes Survey has revealed that public contentment with the NHS has fallen by the largest amount in 30 years, with levels dropping from 27 per cent in 2010 to 58 per cent in 2011. By surveying 1,000 people it was found that satisfaction with GPs has also fallen, dropping from 77 per cent to 73 per cent. Those happy with inpatient services slumped to 61 per cent from 68 per cent, while A&A contentment fell to 54 per cent from 61 per cent. A spokesperson from the Alzheimer's Society commented: "Such a major period of change in the NHS will inevitably put some people on edge. However, the reality is there are problems with the system." According to the charity, to improve satisfaction levels long term reforms are needed and vulnerable people must be better supported. Find the nearest Barchester care home.