Saneth embarked on this project because he was acutely aware that changing demographics and demands on the health service make existing care pathways unsustainable. Without change to the way health is managed the whole principle of free care at the point of delivery is at risk.

The following facts illustrate the scale of the problem in the UK by mid-2039:
The number of people aged 75 and over is projected to rise by 89.3%, to 9.9 million.
More than 1 in 12 of the population is projected to be aged 80 or over.
The number of people aged 85 and over is projected to more than double, to reach 3.6 million*
*the number of centenarians is projected to rise nearly 6 fold, from 14,000 at mid-2014 to 83,000 at mid-2039.
Average number of consultations with a general practitioner per inhabitant: