In light of Covid-19 the NHS Health checks programme has been suspended. Please do not contact your GP to book an NHS Health check appointment until further notice.
Sections in this guide (click title to view)
- 1. Information for Lambeth Families on the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP)
- 2. Health checks in Lambeth - the details
- 3. Using the right NHS service
1. Information for Lambeth Families on the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP)
What is the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP)?
The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) measures the height and weight of children in Reception class (aged 4 to 5) and year 6 (aged 10 to 11), to assess children’s weight within primary schools.
In Lambeth the NCMP have been implemented since it was launched nationally in 2005/2006 academic year.
Why is it important that your child is measured?
What happens in the child measurement programme?
How is a child’s weight category worked out?
What information is collected? And what is it used for?
How is the data collected and processed?
How is data used?
What support is available locally? Lambeth Children’s Healthy Weight Programme.
Where else can you get help from?
2. Health checks in Lambeth - the details
Please note that the NHS Health Checks programme has been suspended during the Covid-19 outbreak. Please do not contact your GP to book an appointment until further notice.
We know that our risk of developing preventable problems like heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease or dementia increases with age.
Health checks are all about diagnosing these problems as early as possible and encouraging those at a higher-risk to take action. For more detailed information about Health checks explore the drop downs below or download the leaflet at the bottom of the page.
Remember that the average health check only takes 20-30 minutes but it could save your life.
Who can have a free health check?
What happens at a health check?
Why do I need a health check?
Where do I go for a health check?
3. Using the right NHS service
If you're ill or injured and need medical help or advice, choose well by using the right NHS service for your needs.
Take some time to find out more about the variety of healthcare services that are available to you and what they can offer.