New mums and dads can now access their children’s health records through an app that keeps it all in one place, writes Herbie Russell…
eRedbook, launched by Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road gives families easy, secure online access to their newborn’s medical information.
The free-to-use app enables access to their full health history, as well as vaccine records. Extra features include screening reminders, growth trackers and tailored advice as the child develops.
Monica Sherry, head of nursing for children’s community services said: “We’re delighted to have started rolling out eRedbook to families across Lambeth and Southwark.
“This app can be accessed on the go, and families can add photos, notes and questions for their next health visitor appointments.”
Traditionally, parents and health services record newborns’ wellbeing in physical, paper ‘red books’ until the age of five. While these are still available, the app is a digital alternative.
Parents can choose to securely share the information and online advice with family members, which is tailored based on the child’s age and location.
Health professionals will encourage pregnant women, mums and their partners to sign up as they use hospital services across Evelina London, and Guy’s and St Thomas’.
The app is available on tablets, phones, laptops and PCs.
More information is available here: https://www.eredbook.org.uk/