National Measurement and Regulation Office
The annual returns under section 70 of the weights and measures act now give local authorities the opportunity to suggest potential national legal metrology projects.
Last year, aspects of medical weighing were proposed for consideration and these were subsequently agreed by the National Metrology Expert Panel and National Measurement and Regulation Office (NMRO).
It was decided that the forthcoming project should be focussed on doctors surgeries, pharmacies and health centres. This decision supports the fact that public health is now within the scope of local authority responsibility, as is the national child measurement programme. This project ran from April 2014 to March 2015.