Technical

How does Yellow Bracelet work?

To use Yellow Bracelet a care provider signs up to use the service. They then get an account to use Yellow Bracelet. This enables care providers to input the care package information in to the system for each patient.


The Yellow Bracelet system then processes that data and adds it to the care providers current packages. From there care providers can edit or remove care packages at any given time.


We then see new care packages on the system and send out a physical Yellow Bracelet with a QR code to the provider.


We also send very clear, simple usage instructions and have directly linked training videos on the portal


On receiving the Yellow Bracelet the care provider can then scan the QR code with the built in camera app on their smart phone or by using any QR code scanner, to register their device with the system.


Upon registration the care provider whether it be domiciliary, Primary or Secondary care, can view that patients existing care package. Providing a seemless link between e.g. a transition of the patient receiving care entering a hospital or anywhere else, putting that care package on hold within minutes and then reactivating the care package when necessary to ensure no lost time, care packages and/or blocked beds.


Our 24/7 365 help desk deals with all help and support enquires including password resets and accounts queries


We typically process new care packages within 24 hours of them being added to the system. The Yellow Bracelet then is sent out and should typically reach the care provider within 2 to 3 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is your question not listed here? Feel free to contact us!

The Yellow Bracelet services costs £3.92 per month (£47 per year).

The normal price is £8.25 per month (£99 per year), but during the current COVID-19 crisis we have taken the steps to reduce cost and support wider adoption

The Yellow Bracelet service allows anyone with a care package (or a carer) to enter their care package information into the system. The care package information is directly linked to your unique QR code. ANY NHS health care professional can then scan the QR code and read the information from any device. If they are a registered healthcare professional, it will work!

This allows the NHS professional to view your care package information, contact your next of kin, GP, district nurse or care provider immediately. This is done without the need for "apps", "usernames" or "passwords" - if they are a registered health care worker and you allow them to scan the bracelet it will work.

It stores as much information as you wish to update, and this is what sets us apart from other similar services or devices. You can update in real-time, anytime and it will always show the correct information, as your code as it is unique to you and you alone (or the loved one you are buying it for)

We generally recommend the basics at a bare minimum of:

  • Next of Kin information - contact numbers and the like
  • Care Package information - Any specific care package details and provider contact information
  • Medication details - Any specific information your NHS professional may need to know
  • GP Info - so they can contact your GP

We always recommend that you store as much information as you would deem helpful for an NHS professional to view in your time of need.

This is for anyone with an interest in their own, or a loved one’s safety when entering the health care ecosystem. Primarily it is designed for people with an existing care package that may find themselves being conveyed to the hospital, as it allows the healthcare professionals that are responding to their care, to view care package information and contact next of kin, GP, district nurse or care provider immediately.

Anyone who has been through the healthcare ecosystem (or knows someone that has), understands the importance of health care professionals being able to contact your caregivers swiftly and without interference.

The reason the Yellow Bracelet Scheme is so successful is because of our state of the art "Credential-less" technology. This allows us to ensure that the device being used to scan your bracelet is in the possession of a healthcare professional who has the correct credentials.

The healthcare professional can use ANY smartphone camera to scan your code and be securely logged in to the system to access your care package information. No need for APPs, Usernames or Passwords. This frees up valuable time so they can focus on the care you or your loved one requires.

The Yellow Bracelet is unique in the marketplace. Other electronic bracelets do exist that do different things, but the Yellow Bracelet is designed specifically to work before and during conveyance without ever needing to be charged up and without "tracking" human movements.

The Yellow Bracelet service enables Health Care Professional A to speak to Health Care Professional B swiftly, resulting in either you (or your loved one) obtaining the best possible care in the best possible time.

Yellow Bracelet also integrates very well with other current wearables. Please contact us for further details.

Its UK wide and works anywhere.

Yes - there is a version specific to the NHS that is used by CCGs and councils to provide the solution across domiciliary and residential care. If a CCG signs up to Yellow Bracelet, then they generally cover the whole area.

For instance, Northamptonshire CCG have signed up their entire elderly frail community as outlined in this recent editorial in the nursing times:

https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/technology/yellow-bracelet-scheme-seeks-to-improve-health-and-care-integration-10-04-2020/

If you are from a CCG, Hospital, Trust, Local authority, GP or district nursing team and would like to know more just contact us at [email protected]

Yes - there is a version specifically for care home providers to ensure that you can provide the scheme for all your residents.

If you are from a Care home provider, please contact us for further information at [email protected]

Yes - Absolutely!

We started the Yellow Bracelet by delivering it to the NHS specifically - but we have been inundated with requests from the general public if they could purchase one for themselves or their led ones. It was this demand that led us to release it to the general public.

We originally aimed to release it for sale to the general public on the 27th March 2020. This was delayed following emergency orders from the NHS due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

We have now completed these orders and are very pleased to able to offer this to the general public

Absolutely! We use our state-of-the-art dual encryption to ensure everything is safe.

This is a UK / Great Britain patented product, designed, built and delivered in the UK for UK residents only

At no time does any information leave UK shores and all personal that work at YellowBracelet.co.uk have been fully vetted and many are ex NHS or Military personnel.

The product is also used by the NHS and has passed a full GDPR DPIA as well as being fully DSP toolkit complaint and Cyber Essentials PLUS certified.

ISO 27001:18 certification is currently in flight for our datacentre staff and we are fully registered with the ICO.

Please see our GDPR policy statement for more information

Absolutely not! The opposite is true.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis and the sheer weight of demand for the product, we have reduced the first-year price by 51% to get the product into the hands of those that need it most.

If anything, the release of the Yellow Bracelet scheme to the general public has been delayed due to COVID-19 whilst we have completed emergency orders for the NHS.

Sundown Encryption

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All traffic is sent via SSL and our patented secondary encryption process.

The primary weakness of all major current encryption techniques is the fact that hackers can intercept enough packets to decrypt the private key

Sundown Encryption uses disposable one-time keys with randomised start addresses inside the keys

Each message has a new key generated, so even if the key is decrypted, it will only be usable to decrypt that one message that was sent.

There are 4 seperate encryption operations performed on each message using randomly generated time sensitive disposable keys.

With the option to place an intermediary DMZ farm in any location you'd like, there is an extreme amount of flexibility in the options for boosting performance, as well as access to users who may not have direct internet access.

Fully Responsive

Yellow Bracelet is designed to be responsive, flexible and fast so it can work on any device from any location

The Front end is powered with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript

Yellow Bracelet works on the following systems (and MORE!)

  • - Windows PCs (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10)
  • - Windows Phone (8, 8.1, 10)
  • - Android Phones & Tablets (4.1+)
  • - iPhone (iOS 6+, iPhone 3GS+)
  • - iPad (iOS 6+, iPad 2+)
  • - Apple Computers (OS X 10.8+)
  • - Safari 7+
  • - FireFox 31+
  • - Chrome 38+
  • - Internet Explorer 8+
  • - Edge
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Reliable Hosting

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Yellow Bracelet is a fully hosted real time data availability system. No need to install any extra software, no need for any maintenance or support

Built on Microsoft's SharePoint platform to allow for expansion and access to the full content management and collaboration feature set as the product grows.

All of our data centres are located in the UK so data sovereignty is never an issue:

  • - Altham
  • - Clayton
  • - Cornwall

With a 99.9% Uptime SLA backed by a 24/7 365 support desk, you can rest assured that the system will be ready and available any time you need it.

We have a 2 hour Disaster Recovery failover time frame. This is two hours faster than Microsoft's hosted solutions

An On-Premises solution is available upon request and is compatible with:

  • - Office 365 (SharePoint Online)
  • - SharePoint 2010
  • - SharePoint 2013
  • - SharePoint 2016

API Integration

We understand that national services (like Digital Pathways) have a need and a network to serve, which is why we have a strong integrated API structure for registered bodies to interface with as the need arises.

Our API integration is based on RESTful services and we provide a full suite for total model integration and ETL capabilities based on a Microsoft stack - plus we also provide our own patented dual layer encryption for the whole process to ensure that every byte of data is dual encrypted in flight and at rest.

This service is aimed primarily at NHS England and is not open to third parties unless the correct and relevant approval is sought and granted.

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