We support the recording and management of information about:

  • new births
  • deaths
  • adoptions
  • antenatal and newborn screening programmes
  • newborn physical exams
  • newborn hearing exams
  • newborn bloodspot tests
  • new baby reviews by health visitors
  • 6 to 8 week physical exams by GPs
  • 6 to 8 week visits by health visitors
  • 8 week immunisations
  • 12 week immunisations
  • 16 week immunisations
  • 1 year immunisations
  • 12 to 13 month reviews by health visitors
  • 2 year reviews by health visitors
  • 3 years and 4 months immunisations
  • immunisation programmes that happen at school
  • eye tests that happen at school
  • height and weight screenings that happen at school
  • health and education needs plans

As well as our own team, the CHIS system is used by the Health Visiting service, the Strengthening Families service, the Maternity service, Children’s Community Nursing service, GPs, schools and public health services. We help to schedule, record and monitor public health programmes and manage enquiries about the health of local children and young people.

We also work with health visitors and other agencies to make sure all in Cumbria are offered The Healthy Child programme. The programme involves a series of reviews, tests and immunisations that take place in your child’s home, school or local clinic.

If you and your child are new to Cumbria, we’ll refer you to the Health Visiting service and make sure your child’s health records are sent to us. Similarly, if you’re moving out of the area we’ll make sure your child’s health records are sent to the NHS Trust who’ll be looking after you.

CHIS also supports the Children Looked After service by identifying children who are placed in the care of local authorities. We make sure all of the child’s information is accurate and up to date and request their records if they are held by another Trust.

Allerdale and Copeland

Allerdale and Copeland
Child Health Records Department
Workington Community Hospital
Park Lane
CA14 2RW

01900 705255


Barrow and South Lakes

Barrow and South Lakes
Child Health Records Department
104 Dalton Lane,
Furness General Hospital,
LA14 4LF

01229 409604


Carlisle and Eden

Carlisle and Eden
Child Health Records Department
The Coppice,
Cumwhinton Dr,

01228 608155