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Family Nurse Partnership

To be eligible for the Family Nurse Partnership programme you have to be under 28 weeks in your first pregnancy and aged 19 or under.

The Family Nurse Partnership programme is an intensive home visiting programme offered to first time expectant mothers aged 19 or under. It is a structured programme that the women enter into on a voluntary basis and it offers support during the pregnancy and until the child becomes two years old. The mother retains her midwife for clinical care, however she will not be allocated a Health Visitor on the arrival of her infant. The Family Nurse develops a therapeutic relationship with the client enabling them to work through complex family situations.

The programme concentrates on:

  • Personal health
  • Environmental health
  • Life course development
  • Maternal role
  • Family and friends
  • Health and human services.


The overall aims are to improve:

  • Pregnancy outcomes
  • Child health and development
  • Maternal life course development


If you are interested in the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) please talk to your Community Midwife or call the FNP office on 01752 434314 to find out more.