The RCPCH has issued a statement regarding the paper PCHR and the eRedbook 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 https://eredbook.org.uk/ NHS partners wishing to get involved in the project should contact email@example.com.”
“There is no intention to withdraw the paper PCHR as it is important that parents have a choice in how they access information.”