It has been 10 years since the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) was first introduced in England, an anniversary we’ll be marking with a series of special events and activities.
Throughout 2017/18 we’ll be celebrating with friends from right across the FNP community, thanking them for their hard work and highlighting our incredible shared achievements from the last decade.
10 years of FNP marks:
• The 1,000,000th FNP visit
• The 30,000th FNP baby born
• The 950th Family Nurse trained
• The 200th Supervisor trained
As well as looking back, we're also thinking about the future, highlighting FNP Next Steps, our innovation and improvement programme aimed at increasing flexibility, improving impact and cost effectiveness and sharing learning.
To begin our celebrations FNP clients old and new, nurses, supervisors and friends of FNP met in Parliament to celebrate the achievements from the last decade and look ahead to the future. We heard from, ministers, the chief nurse, an FNP supervisor, FNP Director, Ailsa Swarbrick as well as one of FNP's first clients, Fateha Begum. Sharing her inspirational, Fateha was joined on stage by her eight year old son Hamza to explain just how much her Family Nurse, Sharon, had impacted on not just her life, but that of her other children and her friends and family. Describing, that with Sharon’s encouragement, she had overcome her fears to become an amazing mother: “Sharon was the guide that helped me see the light at the end of the tunnel”.