The traditional redbook that is the personal health record for children from 0-5 years of age has now gone digital - the eRedbook. The eRedbook is free to use and works well on mobile devices like smart phones and tablets, as well as on laptops and desktop computers - all you need is an internet connection. The eRedbook stores scans, health records, pictures, health appointments and questions for the health visitor/GP all in one place.
The eRedbook has received clinical assurance and endorsement by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH). It is the first time in the UK that a personal health record receives endorsement from a Royal College.
Parents using our health visiting services in Barnet, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, and Westminster can register for eRedbook here.
It is the traditional redbook which is now also available digitally. On the eRedbook you will be able to store and access all your baby's information through smartphones, tablets and computers. It is free to use and all you need is an internet connection.
At the moment, you can store information about your child's health in their first five years. It's then available as a record that you can refer back to whenever you need to.
They will be available forever!
The eRedbook has been built using the Microsoft HealthVault platform, which is a secure online service designed to put parents in control of who they share health information with. The key to ensuring your record is kept safe is protecting your username and password.
Sign up at: http://www.eredbook.org.uk/CLCH. When signing up for eRedbook you will need to create a HealthVault account (if you do not already have one) and allow eRedbook permission to access your account.
It is easy and intuitive to use. Your health visitor will be able to show you how to use it.
Yes. You can transfer historical data over.
Yes. You can contact the developers of the eRedbook through the 'contact us' option on the eRedbook website.
The eRedbook is not replacing the paper based redbook just yet. Please note that while the eRedbook is being developed and tested we are asking parents to continue using the paper redbook along with the eRedbook.