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Family Nurse Partnership (FNP)

This is a voluntary home visiting programme providing intensive support for first-time young mothers and their families. You will work with a specially trained Family Nurse who will visit you regularly from early pregnancy up until your child is 1-2 years old. Your Nurse will support you to have a healthy pregnancy, promote your child’s health and development and help you to plan your future and achieve your aspirations.This would be instead of a health visitor offer and includes the Healthy Child Programme.

Referral Criteria

Please note: The below FNP Website only includes information for Southampton FNP, not Portsmouth. Portsmouth referral criteria are:The referral criteria for FNP within Portsmouth are:

  • First time mums 16yrs years of age and younger
  • First time mums 17-19 years of age who meet two of the following vulnerability criteria: Not living with own mother; has had/currently lives with mental health issues; history of drug and alcohol use; smoker not planning to give up; no supportive relationship with baby’s father, a partner  or family member; low educational attainment/ currently not in education employment or training; current smoker; domestic violence; living in a disadvantaged area.
  • First time mums up to 24 years of age who are care leavers or have a learning disability

 

Mothers are recruited before their 16th week of pregnancy. We can however take referrals up to 32 weeks of pregnancy in certain circumstances.

Each of our family nurses has received training from the Family Nurse Partnership National Unit to enable them to deliver the licensed programme to families.

For further information about the Family Nurse Partnership including client experiences of the programme visit http://fnp.nhs.uk/

If any of the information on this page is incorrect, if you did not find what you were looking for or if you have any other comments please let us know.
If you have a compliment, concern or complaint, please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service
 
 
Phone 0300 123 6627
E-mail SNHS.PortsmouthFamilyNursePartnership@nhs.net
Web https://what0-18.nhs.uk/solent/health-visiting
Address 2nd floor, Cvic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2GJ
 

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Referral Criteria

Please note: The below FNP Website only includes information for Southampton FNP, not Portsmouth. Portsmouth referral criteria are:The referral criteria for FNP within Portsmouth are:

  • First time mums 16yrs years of age and younger
  • First time mums 17-19 years of age who meet two of the following vulnerability criteria: Not living with own mother; has had/currently lives with mental health issues; history of drug and alcohol use; smoker not planning to give up; no supportive relationship with baby’s father, a partner  or family member; low educational attainment/ currently not in education employment or training; current smoker; domestic violence; living in a disadvantaged area.
  • First time mums up to 24 years of age who are care leavers or have a learning disability

 

Mothers are recruited before their 16th week of pregnancy. We can however take referrals up to 32 weeks of pregnancy in certain circumstances.

Each of our family nurses has received training from the Family Nurse Partnership National Unit to enable them to deliver the licensed programme to families.

For further information about the Family Nurse Partnership including client experiences of the programme visit http://fnp.nhs.uk/

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