In terms of health outcomes it fairs on a par with Algeria - far below, say, Sweden's or Italy's (though above the US when you factor in those without access there). Few, if any, have copied it. But it's blasphemy to admit either thing in the UK, and so people don't know better - hence incorrect comments like Tish418's.
Oh, it's also one of the world's top-5 biggest employers.
Overall health system performance: Italy 2nd, UK 18th, Sweden 23rd, USA 37th, Algeria 81st
Performance by level of health: Italy 3rd, Sweden 21st, UK 24th, Algeria 45th, USA 72nd
Attainment of goals by level of health: Sweden 4th, Italy 6th, UK 14th, USA 24th, Algeria 84th
I hope my point comes across, transferring my thoughts into english is going less good than usual ;) )
Edit: like I am sure people know more about the UK than they do about pakistan. But pakistan has one of the biggest population of the world ( after china, indonesia, usa and brazil. I could ve chosen all but the usa for this example, but I think pakistan makes a stronger case)
(I have heard of MIT, ofxord, cambridge... and em... pretty sure another usa one aswell)
(caltech springs into my head, but no idea where that comes from, sometimes you know things you didnt know you knew... and still dont feel like you know...but you came up with it and it is right, so I guess you do know...)