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Tool to help GPs quickly assess child growth

28th May 2012

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has produced a range of tools to help GPs and colleagues to quickly and simply assess the growth of school-age children.

The aims of the growth charts, training notes and resources is also to help avoid intimate examinations of children to determine premature or delayed puberty. The tools simplify use of BMI for healthcare professionals to be able to assess whether or not a child is overweight as a matter of routine.

 

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