Knowledge and Skills Exchange enables FNP teams to help build local capacity and improve cost-effectiveness by sharing their skills and knowledge with other services.
We have developed four stand-alone training packages so that family nurses or FNP supervisors can lead sessions for others working in the early intervention field in their local area. They do not use licensed materials but harness the common theories and knowledge underpinning FNP practice and skills development. The aim is to help support a common and consistent approach across the local workforce and to create a forum for all to learn from one another’s practice, as well as from FNP experience.
Learning packages and training delivery guidance developed by the FNP National Unit are available for FNP teams to download and deliver to other professionals in their local area. Currently, there are four packages:
Find out how these packages are having a positive effect on local systems in blogs from FNP graduate and Health Visitor, Jade and former FNP National Unit Director, Ailsa Swarbrick.
In 2018/2019 FNP teams delivered 205 Knowledge and Skills Exchange training sessions to 3192 other health and social care professionals comprising:
- 613 local authority services staff
- 62 voluntary agency workers
- 299 school nurses
- 858 health visitors
- 281 midwives
- 750 people in multi-disciplinary groups
- 329 other professionals
Watch this short video of a Knowledge and Skills Exchange training event hosted by FNP Hounslow team for local stakeholders.
Find out whether FNP is available in your area and contact your local team directly to find out if they can support you with workforce learning.
We'll be developing more learning packages in the future.
Email us to find out more about Knowledge and Skills Exchange: FNPNationalunit@dhsc.gov.uk