The Down's Syndrome Medical Interest Group
encouraging best-practice medical care for people with Down's Syndrome
DSMIG logo

Site Editor Dr Jennifer Dennis

Design & Development Cayenne Web Development

© DSMIG 2002-6

We comply with the HONcode standard for health trust worthy information:
verify here.


PCHR Insert

Extracts & Sample Pages


Child Development Milestones

Schedule of Health Checks

Ordering Information

Available singly and in Packs of 20 or 50

Single pack


(£1.80 inc vat)

Pack of 20


(£30 inc)

Pack of 50


(£72 inc)

Plus £5 postage & packing

Download Order Form

PDF | Microsoft Word


The third edition of this 30 page insert for the 'Red Book' was launched in June 2011. It contains additional information for parents and professionals which will help them maintain the health and well being of babies born with Down syndrome.

Areas covered are:

  • General information
  • Expected developmental progress
  • Possible health problems
  • Suggested schedule of health checks
  • Advice about immunisation, feeding and growth
  • Down specific growth charts
  • Sources of additional help and advice

This third edition of the insert has been updated by the UK Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group and the text brought in line with the style of the standard PCHR. Expected developmental milestones are given in more detail than before. The number of possible health problems covered has been increased, and the suggested schedule of health checks brought up to date. The growth charts, which are also available in A4 size, are restyled and brought in line with the WHO general population charts currently in use in the UK.

Do you have the latest edition?

The 2011 third edition has been in circulation since June 2011 and supercedes the second edition published in 2000. All new parents should check that they are issued with the new edition – 2011 is printed at the bottom of every page. Health visitors may need to be reminded that a new edition is now available.


Copies of the insert can be ordered from Harlow Printing using the order form on this website.

All other enquiries about obtaining the new insert should be directed to:

Harlow Printing Ltd, Maxwell Street, South Shields, Tyne & Wear NE33 4PU. Tel: 0191 455 4286. Fax: 0191 427 0195.Email: