Summer readiness

NHS 111 *lines

Specialist services have been set up via NHS 111 to help health and social care teams to get rapid access to clinical support.

A dedicated line has been set up for care homes to get urgent GP support for their residents at any time of the day or night.

To find out more about how your care home team can access NHS 111 * lines please email Cerrie Baines.

Red Bag scheme

The Red Bag scheme helps care home residents admitted to hospital to be discharged quicker. The bags, which contain key paperwork, medication and personal items like glasses, slippers and dentures, are handed to ambulance crews and travel with patients to hospital where they are then handed to the doctor.

Continuing to build on this work, alongside Sutton CCG and local authority, we are now working on developing the Digital Red Bag as part of NHS Digital Demonstrator projects.

Read about the Red Bag scheme and access videos, information and resources.

The South London Health Innovation Network also has Red Bag resources to support organisations wanting to roll out the scheme.

To find out more about the developing digital programme for care home staff please email Jane Sproat.

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