The 'Blue Book' is another name for the Personal Health Record. This booklet, bound in a blue plastic cover, is produced by the NSW Ministry of Health, and is given to all parents in NSW after the birth of a baby.
The Blue Book is important for you and your child. It records your child’s health, illnesses, injuries, and growth and development as well as immunisations. The Blue Book also contains valuable health information that you and your child will need throughout their life.
The Blue Book is intended to be a key resource for parents and health professionals, to help them to more effectively work together to achieve the best health and development outcomes or children.
It is designed to be presented to every health professional your child sees so that your child’s health history can inform their care, and also so that it remains up to date. This is particularly helpful in cases where parents aren’t fluent in English.
Date of issue: 22 April 2016
Date of issue: June 2013