Strike action by junior doctors will take place at our hospital and community sites from 7am on Tuesday 11 April to 7am on Saturday 15 April. We'll contact you if you or your child’s appointment is affected. We apologise for any inconvenience.

A number of transport strikes are due to take place this March. If you or your child has an appointment at one of our hospitals or community centres, please plan ahead and do all you can to attend. If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact your clinical team.

Your eRedbook

What is the eRedbook?

The eRedbook is the digital version of the paper red book, the personal child health record given by the NHS to every newborn baby to record their development from birth to age five. Currently the eRedbook is being offered in addition to the paper copy, but over time it will replace the paper copy for those who prefer the digital version. 

The eRedbook provides a secure and convenient way to store a child’s health record and provides online access to: 

  • timelines and reminders about screenings, health reviews and immunisations
  • growth measurements and charts
  • information and advice on a child’s developmental ‘firsts’ such as feeding, moving, words
  • tailored advice and information.

How to sign up to the eRedbook

The eRedbook is available as a free app and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or App Store or by visiting the eRedbook website and creating an account using an NHS Login or by signing up with an email address. 

If you have signed up antenatally (before the birth of your baby) using your NHS Login and you are the birth mother of your baby, you don’t need to do anything. When your baby is born your eRedbook will automatically have your baby’s information. 

If you have signed up postnatally (after the birth of your baby) or are the primary carer and not the birth mother of the baby, the account will need to be connected to your child’s records by a health visitor or midwife. 

Help with eRedbook

For more information, please speak to your midwife or health visitor, or visit


Contact health visiting

Lambeth health visiting service
Tel: 020 3049 5300  

Southwark health visiting service
Tel: 020 3049 8166 

Download the app

Download the eRedbook app from the Google Play Store or App Store or by visiting the eRedbook website.