Overview
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Supporting Documents
Endorsement
An innovative new information standard for child health will help everyone involved in caring for children share information using standardised paperless digital records.

The PRSB has produced standards for child health records to support the Healthy Child Programme and its prevention agenda, by improving health and wellbeing and empowering parents in their children's care and development.

The new PRSB information standard spells out what information on screening tests, immunisations and developmental milestones should be accessible to ensure that children receive appropriate care. Today's innovation means that everyone involved in a child's care, including parents, will in the future have secure access to a standardised set of paperless, digital child health records.

The standard, published by the PRSB, is part of the work by NHS England and NHS Digital to improve the health of children by using digital technology that promotes better information sharing.

Clinical leadership for the project was provided by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), and the work was conducted in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Health Informatics Unit (HIU).

The PRSB standard has helped to inform the Healthy child event specifications, owned by NHS Digital and used to support the creation of the FHIR Events Catalogue. These NHS Digital documents are also published in the supporting documents tab.


Supporting documents

The Healthy child record is the set of information for exchange between professionals and parents to support care of a child. The standard was created by NHS Digital and PRSB (supported by HIU) and the supporting documents are provided here;

 

 

Endorsements and support

The following professional bodies have endorsed the Healthy child record standard.

  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Royal College of Occupational Therapists
  • Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health
  • Royal College of Midwives
  • Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association
  • Association of British Paediatric Nurses
  • British Association for Community Child Health
  • British Academy of Childhood Disability
  • British Association of Perinatal Medicine
  • Association of UK Dieticians
  • British & Irish Orthoptic Society
  • Institute of Health Records Information Management (IHRIM)
  • TechUK
  • British Association of Perinatal Medicine

Supported by:
Clinical leadership was provided by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).  Work was conducted in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Health Informatics Unit (HIU).

The standard is also supported by the British Association of Perinatal Medicine.