The Red Bag journey
The Red Bag journey started with a paperwork standard for residents in care homes who were required to take their medical information with them when entering a hospital setting.
Person Centred Software collaborated with the NHS South West London clinical commissioning group 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. It has also 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.