Good news for FNP recipients and for champions of early intervention - Dr Kirsten Asmussen from the Early Intervention Foundation responds to the findings of the Building Blocks 2-6 study
It’s almost 15 years since Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) was established in England. We’ve built a workforce of skilled family nurses. We’ve worked with tens of thousands of the country’s most vulnerable parents, whose young lives are often marked by adverse life experiences.
Leah was enrolled onto the FNP programme when she was 16 years old. At that time, she was in an abusive relationship – now 9 years later, Leah is a qualified health professional. Here she describes the importance of having a relationship with a trusted professional who adopted a non-judgmental, trauma informed approach which enabled her to recognise and then leave an abusive relationship.
Lorette Runacres, Supervisor, FNP Bromley relates how keen here team were to get involved in the ADAPT project as it expanded in 2018, and shares her advice for other FNP teams who are about to begin their journey to personalise FNP for their clients
Norma Wilby, Family Nurse, FNP Cambs and Peterborough talks about what it has felt like to deliver a more personalised FNP.
Megan Wordsworth, Family Nurse, FNP Tower Hamlets describes being part of an evidence-based programme that has always evolved to meet the needs of its clients.
Lindsay Andrews, Clinical Quality Lead - Safeguarding and Supervision, FNP National Unit describes the vital role played by clinical supervision in delivery of the FNP programme
Debbie Watson, Assistant Director of Population Health, Tameside and Glossop Strategic Commission writes about the value of commissioning services that use relational and strengths-based approaches.