In 2013 we noticed that the paper red book, despite containing important content, often ended up at the bottom of a drawer – or worse, lost, once it was no longer in active use.
That is why we decided to go on a mission to provide every parent in the UK with a more engaging, digital copy of their red book: the eRedbook.
With digital, we can do better. We can make the red book a two-way channel, so you can see your child’s NHS records, interact with your health visitor, and read important guidance from the NHS and other sources. In time, the eRedbook becomes a virtual keepsake that contains not only health information (such as immunisations and screening results) but also photos, notes and other information about your child.
We are currently working with the NHS in different regions on making health records available across the UK – but even if those records are not available yet, you can already enjoy the interactive content that eRedbook provides.