I heard about FNP through my midwife. I wasn’t in the best of places at the time. I don’t speak to my mum and I don’t have much family around. At the time I was worried they’d want to take the baby off me. I felt annoyed because I felt like they thought I couldn’t cope. I was 17, I knew I was young. I didn’t have a support network and I needed one. The midwife could see that and she was right.

National Unit Director, Ailsa Swarbrick talks about improvement and innovation and how we apply science in a messy world.

Emma Cook is a clinical quality lead for the Family Nurse Partnership National Unit

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

In the seventh of our clinical adaptations blog series, Caroline Wragg, Supervisor of the Nottingham team, outlines the adaptation they’re developing. Their focus is on addressing and better supporting Maternal Mental Health (MMH) needs.

2017 has been another landmark year for FNP, full of development, change and plenty of hard work.

We’re working with 11 FNP sites from around the country and Dartington Service Design Lab 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 Next Steps programme.

We’re working with 11 FNP sites and Dartington Social Research Unit to co-design 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 FNP Next Steps.

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 Next Steps programme.

Over the last year we have been doing more of a deeper dive into ‘what works’ when it comes to child development. We saw that there were some promising results in the trial and we’ve been thinking and discussing this important element of 1001 critical days. It took us to consider how we use the Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) to show...

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