The sick man of Britain: The NHS turns 69

In 1853 in the run up to the Crimean War John Russell quoted Nicholas I of Russia as describing¬†the Ottoman Empire as “the sick man of Europe”.¬†Over the years the term has been applied to most failing states within the continent and as 2016 ticked around it was Britain’s turn to inherit the mantle. Following … Continue reading The sick man of Britain: The NHS turns 69