The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) has been operating for eight years in England and is well embedded alongside services for children, families and young people.
The service is an integral part of many local authorities' early help offer and forms an important part of wider preventive public health services for young families, working closely alongside health visiting, social care and other children's services.
On 1 October 2015, the responsibility for commissioning public health services for children aged 0-5 transferred from NHS England to local authorities. One of the benefits of councils commissioning 0-5 services is that it offers opportunities to link with wider systems, such as housing, early years education providers and to enable children's services to work better together. This in turn will provide a more joined-up, cost effective, service built around individual needs.
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