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Family Nurse Partnership

 

Family Nurse Partnership

“Our vision is that every baby, child and young parent can thrive, fulfil their aspirations and contribute to society. We work in partnership with others to improve the health, social and economic wellbeing of babies, mothers and fathers to achieve long lasting change” (FNP National Unit, 2016)

What Does our Service Do?

The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a voluntary programme for first time young mums aged 19 years and under. The family nurse works with the young mum from early pregnancy until their child is two. The named nurse visits the young mum at home, the programme aims to support mum, dad and their families in the transition to parenthood. The FNP programme aims to support in the areas of:

• A healthy pregnancy

• Improving their child’s health and development

• Plan their own futures and achieve their aspirations

The family nurses are all experienced nurses with the majority of them having a background in health visiting and midwifery. They have all completed extra training to become family nurses and practice within the core elements of the programme. The nurses have access to materials and activities that they can use when working with the mum, dad and wider family.

The team in Leicester City consists of 7 nurses, a supervisor and quality support officer.

How does the service work in Leicester City?

The programme is available to all young mums age 19 and under who are resident within Leicester City. The programme works with the clients to build on their strengths and encourages them to fulfil their aspirations for their baby and themselves. There are weekly visits at the start of the programme, followed by fortnightly visits, leading onto monthly visits as the programme progresses. The FNP programme does not replace midwifery care but the nurses will lead and deliver on the Healthy Child Programme up until the child is two. At the age of two the child and mum will be transferred back to their local named health visitor.

How can you access our service?

To access our service you can:

• Speak to your midwife, health visitor, school nurse or GP

• Speak to any other professional who is involved in your care

• Contact us directly and refer yourself either by contacting the office or by email

Contact the team

The team is base at: Eyres Monsell and Gilmorton Children’s Centre ,Hillsborough Road, Leicester, LE2 9PT

Telephone: 0116 225 4857

Email: helen.efstathiades@leicspart.nhs.uk

For further information please visit: www.fnp.nhs.uk Twitter: @FNPNationalUnit

Family Nurse Partnership Leaflet:

How did we do?

If you have any comments or queries about our service then please let us know by emailing feedback@leicspart.nhs.uk

 

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