Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Parents to get child weight data

Plans to send parents their children's weight under the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) have been criticised. The amendment to the NCMP has been made in the Health and Social Care Bill which has just been introduced to Parliament. Currently school nurses measure the height and weight of children aged between four and 11 under the NCMP but the results are only available to parents on request. The Government has added the amendment ...

Subscribe for full online access and get...

  • Full, instant access to all stories
  • Customised email alerts straight to your inbox
  • 5,000+ practice articles in our clinical archive
  • Online learning units on fundamental aspects of nursing care

Register for guest access to keep reading and get...

  • A free taste of other selected news stories
  • Daily email newsletters

Speak with a member of the team about providing Nursing Times for your whole team
Are you a student nurse? Take advantage of a discounted rate by clicking here (Graduation date required)
Already have an account? Sign in