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Letters Maternal six week postnatal check

Maternal six week postnatal check should assess for postnatal anxiety

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 24 January 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m256
  1. Victoria Silverwood, academic general practitioner and Wellcome Trust doctoral fellow,
  2. Carolyn Chew-Graham, professor of general practice research,
  3. Tom Kingstone, research associate: mental health
  1. School of Primary, Community, and Social Care, David Weatherall Building, Keele University, Keele ST5 5BG, UK
  1. v.silverwood{at}

Jakes and colleagues summarise the maternal six week postnatal check.1 This is an important and integral part of primary care and presents general practitioners with opportunities …

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