Over 50s Feel NHS Is Failing According to New Results from Silversurfers.com
• 70% say they have been affected by the NHS crisis
• 55% say cuts to cancer treatments affect them
• 92% say the over 50s should not have funded fertility treatment
London 6 February 2015: Today’s news from the King’s Fund regarding the ‘disastrous’ affects of the NHS reforms come as no surprise to the over 50s who have been energetically expressing their views on the lifestyle site www.silversurfers.com recently.
A series of questions about the various changes have been asked of the group in the ‘Speakers’ Corner’ the section on the website that encourages debate. 1,900 people responded in total with the majority showing dissatisfaction:
Are you happy with the NHS? (http://www.silversurfers.com/general-election-2015/voters-ha...)
Of 416 people who responded 70% said no
Should women over 50 have fertility treatment on the NHS? (http://www.silversurfers.com/speakers-corner/women-50-nhs-fu...)
Of the 798 people who responded 92% said no.
When this question was asked on the Silversurfers Facebook site it reached 30,000 people and almost 500 comments were made.
Do the cuts to cancer treatment costs affect you? (http://www.silversurfers.com/speakers-corner/cuts-to-cancer-...)
55% said no.
The same question on Facebook reached 24,000 and generated 115 comments.
Silversurfers.com CEO Martin Lock says: “The changes to the NHS are having a serious impact on the over 50s in the UK. We are an ageing population in the UK and it’s vital that the views of this age group are shared and listened to. We encourage debate about this type of issue because it is so relevant to our community, and responses and comments show that these issues seriously matter to them.”
Silversurfers.com and its Facebook community of 193,000 are a highly engaged audience with interaction rates up to 300,000 per week. This enables Silversurfers.com to offer a unique insight into the attitudes of the over 50s in the UK. With over 35,000 subscribers and up to 16,000 daily unique views the community is growing rapidly.
For more information:
Denise Pritchard, Marketing Director, Silversurfers.com
T: +44 (0) 208 133 4211 M: +44 (0) 7917 700 017 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Holly Ward, email@example.com 07950 315411
Emma-Jo Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org 07796 934230
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