Health Visiting Service

eRedbook

eRedbook - Keep a digital copy of your child’s health records with you. 

The eRedbook is a digital version of the paper red book you receive when your baby is born or at your antenatal appointment before the birth. Your eRedbook can help you to find out more about your baby’s development. You can record and track your baby’s weight and create a safe, long term record of your baby’s developmental milestones. It provides information on what tests, checks and immunisations are offered as part of the Healthy Child Programme. As the technology develops, further information will also be available through the eRedbook allowing you to manage and maintain this record of information. 

How to access eRedbook? 

Parents can access the eRedbook by downloading the eRedbook app: 

Google play on android                    

App store on iPhone 

You can also access it online by visiting the eRedbook website www.eredbook.org.uk and creating an account using your NHS login or signing up with your email. 

How does my eRedbook become connected to the NHS?  

If you have signed up antenatally using an NHS login and you are the birth mother of your baby, you don’t need to do anything. When your baby is born your eRedbook will automatically populate with your baby’s information. If you have signed up postnatally, the account will need to be verified by a health visitor or midwife to connect it to your baby’s record. 

Do I have to pay for it? 

No, the eRedbook is provided by the NHS and is free for parents to use, the same as paper Redbooks. 

Is the eRedbook app secure?  

Yes, eRedbook data is held securely in the EU in line with strict NHS security rules. NHS login follows the UK government’s data storage standards (PDF) to keep your information secure. 

Further information on the eRedbook can be found at www.eredbook.org.uk or you can also speak to your Health Visitor or Family Nurse.