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Information for Health Professionals

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What is the EP e-care service?

The EP e-care delivery system is a neat and simple online tool which allows Health Professionals – including GPs, Midwives, Obstetricians, Paediatricians and Health Visitors – to select and send relevant videos and articles direct to patients to watch on their mobile phones or at home.

The online articles and videos include:







*For a detailed list, please see at the bottom of this page.

Who created these articles and videos?

The EP articles and lessons were made by a team formerly from the BBC Science Department, following expert advice from:

Professor Robert Winston

UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative (the pregnancy and baby content)

The St John Ambulance (the infant and child first aid content)

The Child Accident Prevention Trust (the safety content)

The National Literary Trust

The Meningitis Research Trust

Consultant Paediatricians

Consultant Obstetricians



Health Professionals

Mental Health Specialists



Sleep specialists

and many more.

The original materials were also developed in association with members of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).

Who can use the service?

Any individual Health Professional, or groups (hospitals, local authority, children’s centre etc) can subscribe to the online e-care service:

Maternity hospitals



Children’s Centres

Lactation Consultants

Health Visitors

Local Authorities

and many more

What is Essential Parent?

The Co-Founders of Essential Parent (EP) are Dr Rebecca Chicot, a Mother-Baby Attachment Expert from Cambridge University, and Diana Hill, a former documentary director from the BBC Science Department.

EP has created a world-class, award-winning selection of online video and written articles covering all the subjects listed above.

Each video and article is presented by medical experts from that field – so, for example, Professor Robert Winston, one of the founding fathers of IVF presents the Conception Course; the St John Ambulance presents the videos and articles on Baby First Aid; and a Breastfeeding Expert and Educator from UNICEF UK Baby Friendly presents the Breastfeeding articles and videos – and so on.

UNICEF UK Baby Friendly have approved all our breastfeeding and bottle feeding articles and videos.

Over 100 maternity hospitals in the UK show EP content on their wards.

EP is passionate about helping new parents and babies. We do a great deal of charity work including:

Providing all the visual resources for UK NCT teachers;

Providing DVDs of our baby care content to Mother & Baby units in UK prisons;

Providing DVDs for all the Barnardo’s Children’s Centres in the UK;

and much more.

*Details on the online videos and articles available

Tests of Infertility


Infertility Treatments

Fertility in Women

Fertility in Men

Pregnancy Health

Pregnancy Ailments

Pregnancy Nutrition

Birth and Labour

Antenatal Care

Midwife and Health visitor bundles


Teething and Eye Care

Fever and Illness

Cord and Skin Care

Post-natal Depression


Cognitive Development

Baby Health

Formula Feeding

Introducing Solids

Physical Development

Baby Sleeping


Newborn Baby Care

Baby Crying

First Aid

Emotional Development

Nappies and Diapers

Bath and Bedtime

Midwife and Health Visitor bundles

Toddler Behaviour

Toddler Development and Learning

Toddler Care and Health

Toddler Nutrition

Toddler Sleep

Potty learning and self-care


Child Sleep

Child Behaviour

Child Care and Health

Child Nutrition

Child Development and Learning

Child Mental Health and Wellbeing


Teenager Development

Teenager Care and Health



Teenager Mental Health and Wellbeing

Please get in touch – via [email protected] – if you would like to find out more about the e-care delivery service.

This article is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Essential Parent has used all reasonable care in compiling the information from leading experts and institutions but makes no warranty as to its accuracy. Consult a doctor or other health care professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. For details click here.