Child Health – Early Years FNP Core Briefing

Date: 1st September 2010
Category: Basic Health and Welfare
Author: Family Nurse Partnership

This briefing paper provides us with the evidence on FNP in England and implications for Scotland and describes the programme's background, benefits and outcomes.

The Family Nurse Partnership is a preventive programme for young first time mothers. It offers intensive and structured home visiting, delivered by specially trained nurses (Family Nurses), from early pregnancy until the child is two. FNP has three aims: to improve pregnancy outcomes, child health and development and parents' economic self-sufficiency.


Main contact:
Gail Trotter
Family Nurse Partnership Implementation Lead (Scotland)
Scottish Government
Ground Floor Rear
St Andrew's House, Regent Road
Edinburgh, EH1 3DG

Tel: 0131 244 4007
Mobile: 07919 298184