National Child Measurement Programme - elearning for healthcare
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About the National Child Measurement Programme

This programme consists of five audio recordings that have been produced to support school nurses, their teams and other professionals delivering the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) to have supportive and constructive conversations with parents about their child’s weight status. The recordings can be used in conjunction with the guidance outlined in NCMP: a conversation framework for talking to parents and Annexe 1- common queries and challenges.

In these recordings, a practitioner (played by a health professional who works in child weight management) and a parent (played by an actor) have telephone conversations about their child’s weight after receiving an NCMP feedback letter. The recordings are fictional, but based on real-life examples, and are designed to help practitioners think about the different ways they can use the NCMP conversation framework to respond to parents’ concerns and to offer ongoing or further support.

Meet the team

  • Paul Chadwick

    Paul Chadwick

    Associate Professor, Clinical and Health Psychologist, University College London
  • Caroline Machamire

    Caroline Machamire

    Healthy Weight Specialist Nurse, Lambeth Council
  • Jade Clark

    Jade Clark

    Registered Dietitian, NCMP Programme Manager, Public Health England
  • Alison Gahagan

    Alison Gahagan

    Registered Dietitian, NCMP Programme Manager, Public Health England
  • Jack Wright

    Jack Wright

    Director, Line Out Media
  • Amy McAllister

    Amy McAllister

  • Katie O’Connor

    Katie O’Connor

  • Michael Gonsalves

    Michael Gonsalves


How to access

Available to all

The National Child Measurement Programme programme is freely available to access here.
Please note your progress and completion of sessions will not be recorded and you will not be able to generate a record of completion. If you require evidence of learning, please register and then log in to access this programme on the elfh Hub.

If you already have an account with elfh, then you can enrol on to the National Child Measurement Programme programme by logging in to the elfh Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My elearning section.

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Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the National Child Measurement Programme programme, please contact elfh directly.

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