This overview represents the King’s Fund’s summary of the main “trends and drivers” which are likely to shape health and social care services over the next 20 years. It analyses these trends as a contribution to the evidence base for debate amongst policy-makers and leaders in health and social care.
This report explores many wide societal and international trends. Issues addressed include to changes in the workforce, residential care, health and information technology, funding models and the environment of health and social care in the broadest sense.
By 2026, 1 million people are expected to have dementia with estimated care costs of nearly £35 billion.
The King’s Fund’s “Time to Think Differently” programme aims to provoke novel thinking about potential changes in health and social care which might offer the solutions required to better meet the challenges of the future.
Imison, C. (2012). Future trends: overview. London: The King’s Fund, November 2012. 16p.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013].