Health for all Children


healthrecordHarlow Printing Limited has been supplying the PCHR (redbook) for over 23 years. We have been working with the National Standard Working party for over 12 years to ensure that its content is current and relevant in today’s fast moving health environment.

In that respect we are pleased to display the new Version 4.0 2015 Personal Child Health Record (PCHR) which has been approved by the National Working Party after 18 months of discussion. We have added QR codes to provide signposts to further information, which can be utilised by the latest smart phones. There are new immunisation schedules and also new pages to record Blood Spot Screening as well as the new ASQ’s which were introduced in the UK at the beginning of April. We have published a leaflet detailing all the new changes and this can be downloaded using the link below.

The RCPCH has issued a statement regarding the paper PCHR and the ePCHR project as stated below;

“The RCPCH has a keen interest in how effectively the content of the Personal Child Health Record is made available in digital format. For this reason the College has agreed a set of standards for software development to provide a framework for suppliers interested in providing an electronic version of the record. These standards are available here.

The RCPCH is working with one such supplier – Sitekit – to evaluate the usability and benefits of a prototype version of an ePCHR. This prototype is called the ‘eRedbook’. Sitekit have partnered with Harlow Printing Ltd, who print the current PCHR and the initial development has been funded through Microsoft, a Technology Strategy Board project called ‘Year Zero’ and economic development funding from Highlands and Islands Enterprise board (HIE).

Development of the eRedbook is handled through a specially convened Clinical Advisory Group and the inter-collegiate Personal Child Health Record Committee. The eRedbook is currently available through NHS Partner sites during evaluation, these sites are Liverpool Community Health, and NHS South Warwickshire. Those interested in knowing more can find information on the eRedbook at  NHS partners wishing to get involved in the project should contact”

“There is no intention to withdraw the paper PCHR as it is important that parents have a choice in how they access information.”

This latest update was published in April 2015 and minor changes are scheduled for September 2015.
*Please note there have been amendments to the National PCHR which now incorporate the new Men B vaccine. There are also new pages regarding ”what happens after having a vaccination” which are very important. There will be further minor amendments in October.*

To download a copy of the current version (4.2) please click here
To download a leaflet detailing the changes to the new Version 4.0 2015 PCHR click here

Harlow Printing Limited also supply other versions of the PCHR.

To download a PDF copy of the Scottish PCHR click here

To Download a PDF copy of the full Downs PCHR insert including instructions and boys/girls charts click here

We are also working with our partner Sitekit in developing the new electronic version of the PCHR called the eRedbook. Go to for a demonstration.



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