Cast your mind back ten years. Tony Blair was still Prime Minister, the iPhone had yet to be unveiled and smoking in enclosed places was still legal.  It is also ten years ago today that the first 10 FNP sites in England were announced. And, while it’s   incredible to think just how much has changed since then, just as remarkable is what we...

In the September of 2009, I had just started an adult nursing course at the Southbank University when I started to feel really unwell. I did a pregnancy test in early October and found out, to my surprise, that I was pregnant. I went to the GP straight away, and whilst there, my doctor told me about a new programme that had just started in...

We’re working with 11 FNP sites and Dartington Social Research Unit to co-design adaptations to the FNP programme which we will put through rapid-cycle testing over the next year. The ADAPT project (Accelerated Design and Rapid Programme Testing), is part of FNP Next Steps.

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We’re working with 11 FNP sites from around the country and Dartington Social Research Unit to co-design a number of adaptations to the FNP programme which we will put through rapid-cycle testing over the next year. The ADAPT project (Accelerated Design and Rapid Programme Testing), is part of the wider FNP Next Steps programme.

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Over the next few months we will start to test innovative changes to the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) programme in the next phase of our ADAPT project (Accelerated Design and Programme Testing) – a collaboration with our partners, the Dartington Social Research Unit and 11 FNP sites, and part of

We’re working with 11 FNP sites from around the country and Dartington Social Research Unit to co-design a number of adaptations to the FNP programme which we will put through rapid-cycle testing over the next year. The ADAPT project (Accelerated Design and Rapid Programme Testing), is part of the wider FNP...

I didn’t know I was pregnant until I was six months; I was still having my periods and my stomach was flat. It wasn’t until I went swimming and someone approached me and asked me if I was pregnant and I thought maybe I should go to the clinic to check. When the nurse told me I was, I was so shocked. I wanted to cry, but there was nothing I...

More than 1 in 10 new mums in the UK will experience a mental health problem during pregnancy or the first year of their child’s life. Whilst postnatal depression is perhaps the best known, there are a range of perinatal mental health problems, which can occur in pregnancy as well as postnatally, and which also include anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and...

Nicki Jeffries, FNP Supervisor from Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, writes about how the Family Nurse Partnership helps to support young parents' sexual health and healthy relationships.

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Family Nurse Partnership (FNP), like any commissioned service, is a valuable and finite resource within a local context. It’s absolutely vital that it can be used to maximum effect for improving outcomes for children and families. And this often requires flexibility, particularly in response to clients’ needs.

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A famous Sidney Harris cartoon depicts two men contemplating a mathematical equation scrawled on a board. In the middle is written in capital letters ‘THEN A MIRACLE OCCURS’, prompting one man to say to the other, “I think you should be more specific here in Step 2”.

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In July, we welcomed 47 new recruits to the 10th wave of FNP Foundations training – marking nearly a decade of FNP learning since the programme was introduced in England in 2007.

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