eRedbook will soon become available to parents and health professionals in the NHS London region, as a number of NHS Trusts will start implementing the eRedbook service before the new year.
These Trusts will become the early adopters of eRedbook in London, with all healthcare providers in London expected to follow so parents in London can access their eRedbook across the city. With approximately 135,000 new babies born in the London area every year, this is an important step towards the national deployment of eRedbook as a digital alternative for the paper Personal Child Health Record, which has served so well for the last 20 years.
Kenny Gibson, Head of Early Years, Immunisation and Military Health at NHS England and commissioner of the eRedbook for London, said: “Before 15th December, parents in London will have access to the eRedbook, allowing them to manage their child’s health digitally. As NHS England we’re committed to offering the highest quality and efficiency of healthcare to our citizens. eRedbook supports our aims and will empower citizens to play an active role in their child’s early development. Implementing eRedbook will help NHS providers meet this year’s CQUIN indicators.”
Daniel Moulin, Sitekit, said: “This announcement is a major step forward. After three years of co-designing and piloting eRedbook with parents and clinicians in Liverpool, eRedbook received endorsement from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association. We are delighted now to be able to offer eRedbook to parents in London who are part of the field trial. We hope this will inspire care providers throughout the UK to offer digital access to personal health records for all citizens.”
As NHS England we’re committed to offering the highest quality and efficiency of healthcare to our citizens. eRedbook supports our aims and will empower citizens to play an active role in their child’s early development.