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Journal of General Practice Nursing (GPN) | June 2022

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Undertaking the six to eight-week infant examination

Undertaking the six to eight-week infant examination
Infants

Pages: 56 - 60

Article topics: Referral, Screening

The six to eight-week infant examination is undertaken in primary care, predominantly by GPs, and is a vital repeat examination of the newborn infant physical examination (NIPE) to ensure that any congenital abnormalities are not missed, as some may not become apparent until this age. Although national standards exist for the NIPE in the form of the NIPE handbook (Public Health England [PHE], 2021), no such national standards exist for the six to eight-week infant check.

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