The National Health Service is one of the most respected and complex organisations in the world. Serving almost the entire population of the United Kingdom with top of the line medical assistance is no easy task — especially when every move you make is scrutinized by the public due to austerity measures put in place by the same government that funds you.
The UK has an approximate population of 63 million people, all of whom will almost inevitably use the service at some point in their life time. This costs the British tax payer an estimated £110 billion each and every year, with that figure always rising.
Since 2005, the total cost of running the NHS has almost doubled from £57 billion.