Just 1 in 10 people blame nurses for NHS strike as pressure mounts on government

Poll find majority blame government as NHS chiefs urge Rishi Sunak to come to the table

Jon Stone
Policy Correspondent
Tuesday 20 December 2022 18:39 GMT

Just one in 10 people blame nurses for the NHS strike as pressure mounts on the government to negotiate.

A new poll released on Tuesday as the effects of the strike bite shows net support for nurses has actually risen by 7 per cent since stoppages were announced in November.

The Savanta survey found that the majority of the public, 54 per cent, blame the government for resisting nurses' pay demands.

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