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:


                             Attachment      Comms skills      Engaging marginalised groups      Teenage brain


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.


Knowledge and Skills Exchange training sessions

Between April 2018 – September 2019, FNP teams have delivered over 5,000 Knowledge and Skills Exchange training sessions to other health and social care professionals.

5,005 people attended the sessions:

  • 976 local authority services staff
  • 112 voluntary agencies
  • 420 school nurses
  • 1,542 health visitors
  • 309 midwives
  • 501 people is multidisciplinary groups
  • 1,145 other professionals    

Watch this short video of a Knowledge and Skills Exchange training event hosted by the FNP team in Hounslow 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 sessions on these topics.

We'll be developing more learning packages in the future.

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