More than 60% of Brits are confident in current NHS and social care services, but just 30% are confident in the ability of those services to meet their needs in 30 years’ time.
The poll by Healthwatch found 70% of people are not confident or do not know if services in 2048 will be able to meet their needs.
The issues considered to have the biggest impact on the future health of the nation were cited as diet, exercise and the environment.
When asked who is most responsible for ensuring people are healthy, the number one answer people chose was themselves, followed by the NHS.
Neil Tester, deputy director for Healthwatch England, suggested the results could mean a future where the NHS is more of lifestyle coach, helping people keep well as oppose to just fixing them when things go wrong.
Danny Mortimer, deputy chief executive of the NHS Confederation, stated: “Now that we have a commitment to significant investment in the NHS we have some important choices to make. The development of the long-term plan gives us an opportunity to radically change the way we deliver care – to rebalance services and to get serious about transformation.”