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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 standard

Professional Record Standards Body
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Active standards are stable, maintained and have been assured or endorsed for use by qualified bodies.

Standards in development are APIs or API standards in alpha or beta, meaning they are available for use but are still in progress and may change.

Deprecated standards are older versions of a standard which are being phased out.

Retired standards are not being maintained and should not be used.

Standard type
Record standards
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Record standards define what information to collect and how to format it, for example when registering a new patient.

Data definitions and terminologies define the format of individual data items so they can be consistently represented, for example dates or medication names. Reference sets and controlled lists are also included.

Technical standards and specifications specify how to make information available technically including how the data is structured and transported.

Information codes of practice are legal or best practice guidelines on how information should be handled.

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Topics and care settings

  • Key care information
Care setting
  • Community health
  • Maternity
  • GP / Primary care

Dependencies and related standards


No known dependencies

Related standards

Assurance and endorsements

Reference code for standards issued as requirements in England
Quality assurance

This standard has been approved by the Data Alliance Partnership Board (DAPB) and published as an information standard notice (ISN)


This standard has been endorsed by the following organisations:

  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • The Royal College of Occupational Therapists
  • The Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health
  • The Royal College of Midwives
  • The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association
  • Association of British Paediatric Nurses
  • British Association of Community Child Health
  • British Academy of Childhood Disability
  • British Association of Perinatal Medicine
  • Association of UK Dieticians
  • British & Irish Orthoptic Society
  • Institute of Health Records Information Management (IHRIM)
  • TechUK

Page last updated: 26 August 2022