Output based specification for child health information systems

The ‘Output based specification’ is a child health specific supplement to existing NHS information standards documents.



The document contains high level technical requirements for information systems to be procured to underpin the delivery of child health services in England.

It incorporates policy, standards and guidelines for child health programmes, such as immunisation, screening and the healthy child programme detailed in the earlier published document Information requirements for child health information systems.

It can be used as a checklist for either procurement or development of child health systems and includes data that drives the statutory requirements for delivery of child health services.

This latest document will be of interest to those involved in the commissioning or delivery of child health information systems including those who rely on such systems to deliver effective services to children.