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Digital Redbook launches for London

4 April, 2017

Digital Redbook launches for London

Parents who give birth in London are now able to record and manage information about their child’s health and development online.

NHS England’s digital version of the Redbook is being rolled out across the capital.
 
The e-Redbook aims to make it quicker and easier for new parents to view and manage health records. 

It allows health professionals and new parents to remotely access and enter information from anywhere with an internet connection – through a desktop, tablet or smartphone.
 
Sarah-Jane Marsh, chair of NHS England’s Maternity Transformation Programme Board, said: ‘In an increasingly digital world, parents rightly expect the NHS to offer the technology they use in their day to day lives, and the eRedbook is an excellent example of how we are working with other NHS organisations in London to make this expectation a reality.
 
‘Parents will feel more confident and have a greater understanding of their baby’s healthcare needs, including their vaccinations and major milestones, and will always have vital information about their child's health available at the touch of a button.’ 

The eRedbook includes information on immunisation, weight and height charts, developmental firsts and important contacts. 

It also contains practical, personalised information for new parents, including links to relevant videos and information from local sources.
 
Women in London will be able to access the eRedbook from 28 weeks into their pregnancy.

The initiative is being delivered by NHS England, Sitekit and NHS Digital after being piloted in Newham, Greenwich, Kingston, Inner North West London and Barnet.

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