National service framework for children: Framework ignores children's growth

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7476.1239-a (Published 18 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1239
  1. Tam Fry ([email protected]), honorary chairman
  1. Child Growth Foundation, London W4 1PW

    EDITOR—The Child Growth Foundation finds it unbelievable that the national service framework for children, in the editorial by Lachman and Vickers,1 ignores the need to check a child's growth, either routinely or opportunistically, other than at school entry.

    The assessment of growth should be a basic …

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