National child measurement programme

Annual guidance that advises local providers of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) on how to implement it.

The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) is a nationally mandated public health programme.

It provides the data for the child excess weight indicators in the Public Health Outcomes Framework, and is part of the government’s approach to tackling child obesity.

The Office for Health Improvement and Disparities provides strategic leadership and support for this programme, and local authorities deliver it.

Guidance for local authorities

Data and analysis

NCMP and Child Obesity profile data updates

Published 27 August 2013
Last updated 9 June 2023 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Height by deprivation decile in children aged 10 to 11: April 2023 update' to the collection page.

  2. Added 'Analysis of NCMP data using WHO growth standards: 2021 to 2022' to the data and analysis section.

  3. Added 'Obesity Profile: update of adult and child obesity slide packs February 2023'.

  4. Added 'Obesity Profile: December 2022 update' to the collection page.

  5. Added Obesity Profile: December 2020 update.

  6. Added: 'Child obesity: patterns and trends'.

  7. Added 'NCMP and Child Obesity Profile: academic year 2018 to 2019 update'.

  8. Added documents to 'NCMP and Child Obesity profile data updates' section.

  9. Added 'National Child Measurement Programme: conversation framework' to the 'Guidance for local authorities' section.

  10. Added Data and analysis - Obesity, diet and physical activity link.

  11. Added trends in child BMI report.

  12. Added guidance for data sharing.

  13. The 'National Child Measurement programme: briefing for elected members' has been added.

  14. May publication applies to the 2014 to 2015 school year. No change to document.

  15. Revised operational guidance added

  16. The publication 'National Child Measurement Programme: summary of nutrition and healthy weight regional events 2013' was added to the document collection.

  17. Added schools guidance as a standalone document.

  18. Added publication 'National Child Measurement Programme 2013 to 2014: information for schools'.

  19. First published.