We’re working with 11 FNP sites from around the country and Dartington Social Research Unit to co-design a number of adaptations to the FNP programme which we will put through rapid-cycle testing over the next year. The ADAPT project (Accelerated Design and Rapid Programme Testing), is part of the wider FNP...

I didn’t know I was pregnant until I was six months; I was still having my periods and my stomach was flat. It wasn’t until I went swimming and someone approached me and asked me if I was pregnant and I thought maybe I should go to the clinic to check. When the nurse told me I was, I was so shocked. I wanted to cry, but there was nothing I...

More than 1 in 10 new mums in the UK will experience a mental health problem during pregnancy or the first year of their child’s life. Whilst postnatal depression is perhaps the best known, there are a range of perinatal mental health problems, which can occur in pregnancy as well as postnatally, and which also include anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and...

Nicki Jeffries, FNP Supervisor from Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, writes about how the Family Nurse Partnership helps to support young parents' sexual health and healthy relationships.

Family Nurse Partnership (FNP), like any commissioned service, is a valuable and finite resource within a local context. It’s absolutely vital that it can be used to maximum effect for improving outcomes for children and families. And this often requires flexibility, particularly in response to clients’ needs.

A famous Sidney Harris cartoon depicts two men contemplating a mathematical equation scrawled on a board. In the middle is written in capital letters ‘THEN A MIRACLE OCCURS’, prompting one man to say to the other, “I think you should be more specific here in Step 2”.

In July, we welcomed 47 new recruits to the 10th wave of FNP Foundations training – marking nearly a decade of FNP learning since the programme was introduced in England in 2007.

In July, we welcomed 47 new recruits to the 10th wave of FNP Foundations training – marking nearly a decade of FNP learning since the programme was introduced in England in 2007.

In July, we welcomed 47 new recruits to the 10th wave of FNP Foundations training – marking nearly a decade of FNP learning since the programme was introduced in England in 2007.

In July, we welcomed 47 new recruits to the 10th wave of FNP Foundations training – marking nearly a decade of FNP learning since the programme was introduced in England in 2007.

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