FAMILY NURSE PARTNERSHIP (FNP)
The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) team is an integral part of the 0-19 (25 year) ISPHN Service.
The FNP programme is a voluntary home visiting programme for first-time young mums and families.
It will help you to:
Have a healthy
Improve your child's health and development
Plan your own futures and achieve your own aspirations
How does it work?
If you meet the eligibility criteria for the Family Nurse Partnership Programme your midwife will forward your details onto the Family Nurse Partnership Team.
Family Nurses work with clients who are:
- First-time mothers aged 19 years and under at conception
- Live in the East Riding.
- First-time mothers aged up to 24 years if you are a care leaver or have special educational needs or disability
A specially trained Family Nurse will then get in touch with you to say hello and arrange an initial visit with you at home to discuss and explain what the programme involves and how it all works. You’ll have a chance to ask questions and decide if the FNP programme is for you.
If you decide you would like to join the programme, you and your Family Nurse will meet regularly, at times that suit you. Your Family Nurse will visit regularly from early in pregnancy and can continue until your child turns two years of age.
You will share different ideas at each visit with your Family Nurse and decide together what topics to talk about. Examples of some of the topics you will cover are: preparing for labour and delivery, parent-child attachment, feeding your baby, immunisation, child development and school readiness. The programme is personalised to suit your needs so that the visiting schedule and content of the programme is tailored to you.
We know that dads are important to their babies, so we welcome dads, partners, friends or other family members to join in during the home visit if you would like them to.
You will have a dedicated Family Nurse for the length of the programme so will have a familiar and consistent professional to work with you during your parenting journey.
The Family Nurse will also carry out the all the health checks and developmental reviews that are part of the normal Healthy Child Programme
For more information about the role of the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) please click here.
Alternatively you can also get further details from your Midwife, FNP or local ISPHN Team.
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Feedback from our service users
“I am more confident as a parent. I learn a lot from my Family Nurse. She doesn’t tell me what to do but helps me understand things and I can make the best choices”
"Learning new things that I can do with my son and also if I need to know anything my family nurse will find out for me"
Making Every Contact Count
Every member of our team use the MECC ‘Making Every Contact Count’ approach when working alongside parents to be, children and families. Using this approach ensures that we maximise the collective support we can provide within the local region. Our aim is to fully utilise the multitude of day to day interactions that we have with parents to be, children and families to support positive changes to physical and mental health and wellbeing.
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