The Coalition for Collaborative Care helps the drive towards personalised care and support with the appointment of Martin Routledge as director .
The Coalition for Collaborative Care (C4CC), a coalition of people and organisations across the health, social care and voluntary sectors, has appointed a new director to help it drive the personalised care and support agenda for people living with long-term conditions Martin has been seconded from In Control, a national charity set up to create a fairer society where everyone needing additional support has the opportunity to control that support. Martin’s has been a leading figure in the quiet revolution working to ensure people using public services shape and steer those services and this experience will be invaluable. The C4CC will work directly with local communities to make the changes needed and will share learning and work with national partners to remove barriers to effective and personalised care and support. Nigel Mathers, Honorary Secretary of the Royal College of General Practitioners and convening chair of the coalition, said: “I am delighted that Martin has joined the C4CC as its new director. Martin’s experience at the heart of the development of the personalisation agenda in policy and in practice will be invaluable to us. I’m sure that he will help us make person-centred, coordinated care a reality for people living with long-term conditions.” Martin Routledge said: “I am very pleased to have been appointed director of the team supporting the C4CC which is determined to support people to live well with long-term conditions by changing the relationship they have with the health and care system and the professionals that serve them. For me, it is only through this kind of partnership approach, placing people at the centre and working with organisations, professional groups and policy-makers that systems and cultures can achieve significant change.”