Over the last 10 years I’ve worn a lot of different FNP hats – Family Nurse, Educator and, for the last four years, Supervisor – which perhaps means I’m well placed to reflect on what has been a fantastic  journey.

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FNP is a relational intervention: the intimate bond between nurse and young mother is central to its impact.  Any relational intervention is, by definition, personal:  a successful relationship is reliant on interactions which are shaped by genuine empathy, sensitivity and responsiveness. Yet FNP is also a manualised intervention, shaped by a...

I was 17 when I got pregnant and my gateway midwife recommended FNP. That’s when I met Sharon, my Family Nurse.

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My 17th birthday surprise was finding out I was pregnant – it was such a shock and I was petrified! I remember lots of thoughts whirling around my head – college is going to kick me out, what do I do, I don’t even know how to change a nappy! Early in my pregnancy, I had a call from a family nurse, Lita, who asked whether I...

When I fell pregnant, I was 16 and coming to the end of my first year of college. I remember that I was starting to feel tired and down all of the time and was struggling to get out of bed in the morning, which I initially put down to the fact I was studying sports. However, after a couple of weeks, my boyfriend kept saying he thought I might...

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...