Family Nurse Partnership
The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a home visiting programme for first-time young mums and families. It is run in Bristol and supports young parents to have a healthy pregnancy, improve their child’s health and development and helps them to plan their futures and achieve their aspirations.
Am I eligible for FNP?
To receive the programme you must be:
- Age 19 years or under when you got pregnant
- Living in Bristol with no plans to move away for six months
- Pregnant for the first time as confirmed by health professional (included if first pregnancy ended in miscarriage, stillbirth or termination)
- Less than 28 weeks pregnant
How can I be referred into the FNP service?
Your midwife should discuss the FNP programme with you at booking and they can then complete a notification form which they send to us. If we have space we will contact you to discuss the programme further and you can then decide if you want the extra support or not.
Anybody can complete the notification form including you, your family or other professionals who you are working with. The link to the form can be found in the 'Downloads' section at the bottom of this page.
If I enrol onto FNP what can I expect?
The programme starts in pregnancy and continues until your child is at least one, and often until they are two years old.
You usually work with the same nurse during that time and she will spend some time discussing what areas you would most like support with and how often the visits should take place.
This is reviewed regularly and visits are designed to meet you and your families’ specific needs.
How can I find out more?
The FNP programme is offered in many different areas across the UK and more information can be found on the national website.
You can also watch a short film that an FNP client made about her story and experiences on the programme: