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DAPB3009 Healthy Child Programme

An information standard for child health services, to allow everyone involved in caring for children to share information by using standardised digital records. 

About this information standard

In November 2016, NHS England published Healthy Children: Transforming Child Health Information, a digital strategy describing how making child health information more accessible, and sharing this information, can support parents and professionals in their care of children and young people.

Phase 1 of this information standard supported the move to sharing of child health information by setting out the Healthy Child Record specification that care providers were asked to comply with, on a local basis, to ensure consistent use of standardised data formats across all providers.

Phase 2 - Interoperability and Implementation - of this information standard now introduces the mechanisms for sharing of this standardised data.  

This information standard is published under section 250 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. An Information Standards Notice (see below) provides an overview of scope and implementation timescales, and the other listed documents provide further detail for those who have to implement the information standard.

Current release

Release date 14/07/2022
Release number Amd 16/2022
Release title  Phase 2.1 - Interoperability 
Stage Implementation 
Key documents 
Supporting documents 

Previous releases

Phase 2

Release date 08/10/2020
Release number Amd 11/2020
Release title  Phase 2 - Interoperability 
Stage Maintenance
Key documents 
Supporting documents 


Phase 1



Read more about the Digital Child Health programme

Last edited: 22 July 2022 10:27 am