It has been 13 years since the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) was first introduced in England and in 2017 we marked our tenth anniversary with a series of special events and activities.
Over the course of 2017 we celebrated with friends from across the FNP community, thanking them for their hard work and highlighting our incredible shared achievements from the last decade.
Our tenth birthday in 2017 marked:
• The 1,000,000th FNP visit
• The 30,000th FNP baby born
• The 950th family nurse trained
• The 200th supervisor trained
As part of our tenth anniversary celebrations, FNP clients past and present, nurses, supervisors and friends of FNP met in Parliament to celebrate the achievements and look ahead to the future. We heard from ministers, the chief nurse, an FNP supervisor, FNP Director, Ailsa Swarbrick as well as one of FNP's first clients, Fateha Begum. Sharing her inspirational story, Fateha was joined by her eight year old son Hamza to explain just how much her family nurse, Sharon, had impacted on not just her life, but that of her other children and her friends and family. She described how, with Sharon’s encouragement, she had overcome her fears to become an amazing mother: “Sharon was the guide that helped me see the light at the end of the tunnel”.