Connecting care homes to hospitals

eRedBag

What is eRedBag?

The Red Bag journey started with a paper work standard for residents in care homes who required the information to go with them into the hospital setting.

Working with the South West London team in 2018 on the NHS Demonstrator initiative to successfully become the first electronic care solution to digitally transfer the hospital pack directly to the hospital system used by St. Hellier Hospital. 

Following this success in 2019 Person Centred Software was part of the steering group to develop a national product as part of the NHS Pathfinders project to design the eRedBag. 

The eRedBag has already demonstrated the benefits of sharing data between the care home and the hospital, and has shown that different types of people including Junior and Senior Nurses, Junior and Senior Doctors, Pharmacist Administrators, ED, Surgery, Acute Medical Unit, Geriatric medicine, Renal, Pharmacy and Discharge teams have all accessed the eRedBag.

What is needed to use eRedBag?

The PRSB (Professional Record Standards Body) have developed the eRedBag into a national standard called the “Urgent Referral from Care Home to Hospital” and can be shared digitally from Mobile Care Monitoring to the NHS via the National Record Locator.

Person Centred Software were the first software provider to send an eRedBag onto the NRL

Homes must be published at “Standards Met” on the NHS Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT)