Family Nurse Partnership (FNP)
The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is an intensive preventative
programme offered to first time pregnant mothers. The same family
nurse works with families from early pregnancy up until the child
is 2 years.
The programme's primary focus is the future health and
well-being of mother and child and offers structured home visiting
by highly trained family nurses. The visits do not replace
midwifery care but do deliver the Healthy Child Programme. The
nurses use FNP programme guidelines, materials and activities to
work with the mother, as well, as the father and wider family.
The Family Nurse Partnership is an internationally recognised
evidence based programme, which is delivered under license and has
been researched in the USA over the past 30 years. Pregnancy and
childbirth are a key time in a woman's life for her to want her
child to be happy and healthy. Increasing evidence shows that
effective health promotion and disease prevention interventions in
early life can produce measurable benefits in health.
The programme works with the strengths of the client and
encourages them to fulfil their aspirations for their baby and
themselves. This has also been shown to extend future educational
achievement, economic productivity and responsible citizenship.
Advances in neuroscience and our understanding of pregnancy
show how important early life is for the emotional and cognitive
development of children.
The overarching aims of FNP are to:
- Improve pregnancy outcomes by helping women engage in good
preventive health practices
- Improve child health and development by helping parents provide
responsible and competent care for their children
- Improve the economic self-sufficiency of the family by helping
parents develop a vision for their own future, including planning
future pregnancies, and continuing to develop their future
education and employment opportunities
FNP works with all other agencies within children's' and adult
FNP is a city wide service with teams
located in the North and South of the city.
8.00am until 6.00pm Monday to Friday.
Weekends and evenings negotiated with client on an individual
Family Nurse Partnership North
Clayton Health Centre
Tel: 0161 230 1851
Family Nurse Partnership South
Tel: 0161 674 0472
Intensive home visiting programme for first time teenage
parents. From early pregnancy until 2 years of age.
North Team Supervisor: Sheila
Family nurses: Audrey Sheehan,
Claire Hesford, Claire Reece, Helen Maher, Jenny Ford, Lindsey
Robins, Ros Harasiwka
Project officer: Tracy
South Team Supervisor: Vanda
Family Nurses: Paulet Barnes,
Clare Jacques, Mary Burton, Jackie Hughes, Catherine Nixon, Hannah
Project Officer: Samantha
Referrals can be made for first time parents, age 19 and
under. Preferably before 16 weeks gestation.
FNP is offered to first time young mothers
under the age of 20 at conception. The teams are notified of
eligible clients from the local maternity units but also accept
referrals from all agencies including self-referrals.
We are delighted to announce that we now have a national public
- information and advice for young people
About Family Nurse Partnership
- getting children and young people interested in reading books
Smoking Cessation: http://www.quit.org.uk/ -
everything you need to know about how to quit smoking
Women's Aid: http://www.womens-aid.org.uk/
- 24 hour Domestic Violence helpline
42nd Street: http://www.fortysecondstreet.org.uk/
- for children and young people under stress
NHS Healthy Start website: http://www.healthystart.nhs.uk
: useful information for first time parents and carers
Care to Learn: www.direct.gov.uk/caretolearn
- general information and signposting from Public Sector
Manchester City Council: www.manchester.gov.uk
Child Accident and Prevention Trust: www.capt.org.uk
Kid Rapt, Child Safety Specialists: http://www.childsafety.co.uk/
Manchester Hospital School: http://www.manchesterhospitalschools.co.uk/
Awards / Recognitions:
Nominated- We're Proud of You awards 2014 category Equality
Won' Most Eye Catching' Poster award at CARM Fair 2015
Published article in Observer magazine about teenage mums and