The King's Fund

Routes for social and health care

  • Format: Printed copy
  • Author(s): Laurie McMahon, Richard Humphries, Sarah Harvey
  • Publication date: 20-Jun-2011

The health and social care system is currently tackling three inter-related challenges: coping with rising demand and reduced funding; handling NHS restructuring; and transforming social care. How can these challenges be seen as an opportunity to achieve fundamental change to the system?

The Routes project, a simulation exercise created by Loop2, allowed senior managers and thought leaders from across the NHS, local government and the third sector to test out a remodelling of the health and social care system in a safe learning environment.