The Family Nurse Partnership programme is delivered by local FNP teams in almost 60 areas across England. Each local team is made up of specially trained Family Nurse Supervisors, Family Nurses, and Quality Support Officers.

Family Nurse Supervisors are experienced and highly skilled health professionals who also receive extensive additional training from the FNP National Unit. They lead the local team by:providing supervision to their nurses; incorporating formative, restorative and normative elements; ensuring safeguarding of clients and their children; developing the learning of the Nurses in their team, and engage with a wide range of local stakeholders. Importantly, they also carry a small caseload of Clients.

Like Supervisors, Family Nurses are experienced, qualified nurses who undergo extensive additional training. Family Nurses visit their Clients at home, following the FNP visit guidelines and use the programme theories, their own learning, professional knowledge and judgement to work with each individual family. They typically carry a maximum caseload of 25 clients.

Quality Support Officers are responsible for a wide range of administrative and data management functions. They work with the Supervisor to ensure all client data it is up to date, and that relevant reports are compiled on time. Quality Support Officers also create and manage resources and work directly with a range of FNP stakeholders. 

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The programme

Theories that underpin FNP

Cost effectiveness 

How FNP saves money in the long term 

The National Unit 

Overseeing the delivery of the FNP programme

FNP turns 10

Celebrating our achievements