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Family Nurse Partnership – welcome to the GP Care Group

Posted on: 2 April 2019

We are delighted to welcome the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) team to the GP Care Group from 1 April 2019. The (FNP) service improves the life chances of first-time young parents and their children by breaking the cycle of disadvantage.

This development supports our plans to provide an integrated and effective 0-19 service delivered in partnership with local stakeholders.

The FNP offers important benefits, including the following.

The service:

  • Helps to identify and manage safeguarding issues quickly and effectively
  • Supports mothers to build self-efficacy, helping them to get back into education, employment or training
  • Improves child health and development (e.g. school readiness)
  • Addresses the six early years high impact areas - transition to parenthood, maternal mental health, breastfeeding, healthy birthweight and nutrition, managing minor illness and reducing accidents, and supporting child development
  • Delivers the Healthy Child Programme to first-time teenage mothers
  • Helps young parents to access and engage with other local services
  • Helps to save money in the long-term by addressing young parents' needs early.

Find out more about the service on our FNP page.