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Child health interoperability
The child health interoperability programme uses National Event Management Service (NEMS) to transfer events from the Personal Demographic Service including results from new born hearing screening, newborn physical examinations and newborn blood spot screening to services and organisations that need to see that information.
It is currently available in the North East London and South Central West areas of England and is due start rolling out across the country from February 2020. A continuing programme of new types of child health information and new regional sites will be released in 2020.
Following the successful launch of NEMS in March 2019, parents and health care professionals can receive personal demographic information and updates in their clinical systems at the point of care, depending on the types of system available in their regional area.
Newborn screening information is now available in our pilot areas of North East London and South Central West. Health professionals and parents who are registered with a digital personal child health record can securely receive digital information to support their decisions on care and treatment.
Our partnership with NHSx, Public Health England (PHE), providers and suppliers continues with a release due in March which will include information about immunisations and professional contacts for a child.