"Young mums who enrol on the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) programme are often vulnerable, and have had difficult upbringings. The blog post below is from young mother, Sara*, who completed FNP earlier this year. As the eldest of three siblings from a family with a history of substance misuse and neglect, social services intervened when...

"As one of the 18 FNP trial sites, Liverpool's Family Nurse Partnership Supervisor, Ruth Taylor, offers an open and honest reflection of the team’s initial reaction to the trial findings. Her blog also illustrates powerfully the work family nurses...

“I’m pleased to introduce a second, thought provoking blog from Research Fellow, Keira Lowther, in our “FNP: What next?” series. Keira outlines some of the evidence around the impact of subsequent pregnancies, the spacing between births, and the differences in effectiveness of different forms of contraception. She then sets out some...

"When the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) RCT report was published, I said we would act quickly to learn from the findings and to adapt and improve the programme where we needed to. This is the first in an “FNP What Next” blogging series where we will share our thinking and reflections openly, and I hope, engage others with a commitment to...

It’s more than a week since the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) trial report was published and we are now in new territory. Few would dispute that it’s a good idea to have robust evidence for complex social interventions, but FNP is unusual in England having undergone the scrutiny of an RCT. This means there is no “how to” guide...

The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) trial report published today is hugely significant.  Here are just a few reasons why. First, it demonstrates real bravery and honesty across the board. The young mothers, often feeling judged, often wary and sometimes even scared of public services, committed not only to a relationship with a family nurse...