From 1 April 2023, the digital red book, also known as eRedbook, will no longer be available for babies living in London following the end of NHSE London’s contract with Sitekit, the provider of the eRedbook on 31 March 2023.

No new data will flow into existing newborns eRedbooks. Previously, parents living in London used their eRedbook to access and store details of their newborn screening, immunisation and many other features.

The paper-based red book will continue to be the definitive parent- held record for children’s immunisations, health reviews and screening tests until a national solution for a digital personal child health record is in place. Each child who currently has an eRedbook should also have a paper-based red book, which is kept up to date with key health information. Parents have an opportunity to copy their personal data prior to the London eRedbook service closure in July 2023.

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