2017 - the year that was

2017 has been another landmark year for FNP, full of development, change and plenty of hard work. It’s been wonderful to see the FNP community come together through the #FNPturns10 events both to celebrate our many shared achievements over the last decade and to explore how we can meet the challenges we face, with courage, creativity, clear thinking and, as ever, good evidence. As I reflect back over this year of anniversary activities, I’m struck again by the many voices we’ve heard, from clients, politicians and government officials at our parliamentary reception, to nurses, supervisors, commissioners and provider leads at our summer workshops; and from local teams during FNP Week, to Quality Support Officers at their event in November. We’ve celebrated together, told and listened to stories, shared conversations about the future of FNP and discussed how we can continue to meet the needs of vulnerable families in an ever changing world. It’s these voices, the different perspectives they offer, and the value we place on listening to them that give FNP so much strength, depth and richness.

So, a huge thank you to everyone who has played a part during 2017, and here’s to 2018!

Here’s our year in numbers:

  • 135,390 FNP visits delivered across England
  • 12,738 families worked with
  • 3,457 babies born to FNP parents
  • 2,296 families graduated from FNP this year
  • 488 attendees – and over 1,000 pieces of birthday cake! – at 12 regional update and celebration events around the country
  • 37 learning events to train family nurses and supervisors
  • Over 35 FNP Week celebrations held in local teams across England to mark the 10 year celebration of FNP. Watch the FNP Week video round up here.
  • One parliamentary reception, bringing together clients old and new, nurses, supervisors and friends of FNP to celebrate the achievements from the last decade, and looking ahead to the future.