Islington Family Nurse Partnership Programme

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The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a preventative programme for first time young parents living in Islington, The programme's primary focus is improving the health and wellbeing of the mother and child in pregnancy, supporting parents' understanding of their child's development and encouraging parents to fulfil their aspirations for their baby and themselves. Additionally, the Family Nurses deliver the Healthy Child Programme, while supporting young parents to engage with local health services. At the point of graduation, when their child is aged two, the family's care will be transferred to their local Bright Start health visiting service.

FNP format

A positive, optimistic and strength-based structured, intensive home visiting programme, delivered by family nurses (drawn from health visiting, midwifery and nursing).

More information for health professionals (PDF)


Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

  • are referred early in pregnancy: ideally around 12/40 gestation and no later than 28/40 gestation
  • must be 21 years old or under at last menstrual period (LMP), for the general population, and up to 24 years at LMP for care leavers
  • this needs to be their first ‘live’ pregnancy; however they are still eligible for the programme if they have chosen to end a previous pregnancy, or suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth

Exclusions

  • over 21 years of age @LMP, unless they are a care leaver
  • this will NOT be their first live birth
  • over 28/40 gestation

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs, Nurses, any professional working with the young person

Directly by telephone
Editable PDF / Word document Download Form

Referral methods: Email

Complete the referral form and send by email to whh-tr.FNPWhittington@nhs.net

Self-referral

Young people can make a self-referral by dropping into the Northern Health Centre at the address below, or calling or emailing the service.


t: 020 3316 8673

e: chantelle.mcleod1@nhs.net


Locations

Northern Health Centre

Service hours: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm


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