Family Nurse Partnership


What is the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP)?

The Family Nurse Partnership is a free, voluntary, preventive programme offering specialist support to young women under 20 years of age, who are pregnant with their first child.

In Lincolnshire, the service is currently available for those residing in the Boston/Skegness area.

The FNP is an evidence based, licensed programme delivered to the mother by an experienced Registered Nurse who has undergone additional training in the FNP programme.

The FNP also works closely with partners and extended family, if the mother wishes.

How does it work?

The family nurse will visit every one or two weeks from early in pregnancy until the child is 2 years old. The family nurse will deliver the programme alongside the midwife during pregnancy but will deliver the healthy child programme in place of the health visitor.

The FNP works jointly together with other agencies to safeguard the well-being of children and young people.

The family nurse will provide information and support mothers to make decisions which can help to:

  • increase the chances of a healthy pregnancy
  • help to manage labour
  • improve the child's development
  • build a positive relationship with the baby and others
  • help plan for the future
  • help to make lifestyle choices to give the child the best possible start in life
  • enable the mother to achieve their aspirations, (such as finding a job or returning to education).

If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the team on:

  01205 367358 ext 324