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DCB3009 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, developed by the Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB), in collaboration with NHS Digital, supports the move to sharing of child health information by setting out the Healthy Child Record specification that care providers should comply with, on a local basis, to ensure that all providers and their suppliers are using the same data in a standardised format.

Note: Phase 2 - Interoperability and Portability - of this information standard will introduce mechanisms for sharing of this standardised data across providers. Documents will be added to this page once approved and published.

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.

Update 9 January 2020

The original Information Standards Notice (published on 13 December 2018) set a full conformance date of 1 December 2019. After discussion with providers and system suppliers, NHS Digital requested an extension to this conformance date. This has been agreed by the Data Coordination Board on the basis that no changes have been made to the standard; full conformance is now set at 30 June 2020.

An updated Information Standards Notice (Version 2.0 - see below) announces the change to the original conformance date. No other changes are introduced, and the original documentation remains current.

Current release

Last edited: 9 January 2020 9:51 am