child health surveillance


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child health surveillance

A surveillance technique taught in the UK to GP registrars which consists of monitoring and assessing a baby's physical defects, if present, as well as assessing development and progress in the first few years of life.
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(2012) From child health surveillance to child health promotion and onwards: a tale of babies and bathwater.
The significant move now made was to link the child health surveillance function of MCHS to funding arrangements, tying state subsidies to local government to provision of a specified number of visits at key developmental stages.
The community practitioner can provide knowledge, addressing parents' fears and dispelling myths about febrile convulsions during their consultation and child health surveillance activities.

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