Health Service Focus

05.02.20

NHS to benefit from digital "Redbook" app

As part of the NHS Digital Child Health programme, Personal Child Health Records or “Redbook” will receive a digital makeover.

NHS Digital has considered the limitations of the physical Redbook and decided that digitalisation is the way forward for parents to easily access important health and development information.

Nurturey has been evolving its product to align with NHS' Digital Child Health programme. It aims to be an app that can make the digital Redbook vision a reality and currently in the process of completing all the necessary integrations and assurances.

It is hoped that by using smart digital records, parents will be more aware of their child’s health information like weight, dental records, appointments and other developmental milestones.  

Tushar Srivastava, Founder and CEO of Nurturey, said:

“Imagine receiving your child's immunisation alert/notification on the phone, clicking on it to book the immunisation appointment with the GP, and then being able to see all relevant immunisations details on the app itself. As a parent myself, I see the huge benefit of being able to manage my child’s health on my fingertips. We are working hard to deliver such powerful features to parents by this summer.”

Nurturey app is currently being used by parents as a standalone product.

Dr Anil Krishnaiah, Paediatrician said:

“I truly believe NHS'  "digital redbook" programme will indeed become a high impact project in the long run and will be hugely beneficial to the NHS and for the population at large, by promoting better uptake of those preventive child health programs; improving the patient experience and reducing admin costs at GP practices. This would also help with parent engagement and facilitate personalized care based on the child's needs by using smart analytics and data science".

The original physical Redbook was introduced in 1989 for parents to be able to record important milestones in their child’s life, such as their first time walking and talking.

Since then the world has moved on, with smartphones being in 95% of households in the UK. It is hoped that easily accessible digital recording will mean that Redbooks are used more often.  

 

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