Red Book - Personal Child Health Record (PCHR)

The PCHR, also known as the Red Book, is given to every mother following the birth of her baby.

The family’s history, baby details, neonatal examination, screening tests, Vitamin K and feeding method are recorded in the PCHR.

Later on other health care professionals including the health visitor and GP will also record details, for example, growth chart and immunisations. This is the main record of your child’s health and development and therefore we ask you to keep it in a safe place and bring it to all medical or health review appointments.

Page last updated:08 February 2013