Child health record ‘red book’ to go online

Checking a baby's personal child health record or red book
The personal child health record – or red book – is given to relatives during a child’s birth

The ‘red book’, containing a child’s medical records, is to be done accessible to relatives online as partial of supervision skeleton to urge NHS caring for mothers and new babies.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has also betrothed some-more dilettante neonatal staff and complete caring cots for newborns.

The measures are designed to make maternity caring safer while slicing stillbirths and tot deaths.

England still lags behind many European countries on baby deaths.

In 2017, 1,857 babies died during their initial month of life, out of a sum of some-more than 640,000 delivered in England.

Figures uncover that a series of stillbirths have declined usually given 2010, though ministers contend there is still some-more to do.

Matt Hancock said: “Great caring also means protected care, though sadly too many women are still pang a unthinkable tragedy of losing a child.

“We are committed to saving 4,000 lives by 2025 by halving stillbirths, maternal and tot deaths and critical mind injuries in new-borns.”

The prior health secretary Jeremy Hunt set a identical aim in 2015 before introducing skeleton to examine all unexplained cases of deaths and injuries during birth final year as swell slowed.

Going digital

The ‘red book’, also famous as a personal child health record, given to relatives during a child’s birth, is set to change.

Mr Hancock pronounced it would be digitised “to keep gait with a times” and make life easier for relatives and a NHS.

Health officials pronounced physiotherapy would be done some-more widely accessible for a one-in-three women who knowledge incontinence after childbirth.

There are also skeleton to digitize women’s maternity records, starting with a commander by a finish of 2019.


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