Quick Guide: Hospital Transfer Pathway – ‘Red Bag’

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This quick guide aims to help local health and social care systems to develop effective and efficient arrangements for Hospital Transfer Pathways (more commonly known as Sutton’s Red Bag initiative).


This guide should also be read alongside the Enhanced Health in Care Homes (EHCH) framework which is based on the lessons learned by the six EHCH vanguards and highlights the components that have had the highest impact on residents’ quality of care.