Kate Billingham’s recent updates.
‘In FNP people change for the benefit of their child’ Alongside health visitors, GPs, midwives, district nurses and other important community services, FNP teams are working in communities torn apart by the recent riots. The intensity and depth of the … – Riots and gangs: what can we learn from the Family Nurse Partnership programme?
Trust is a vital aspect of all good relationships, whether at individual, community or societal level. Perhaps it is trust rather than love that makes the world go round. Yet over the last few years, and weeks in particular, we … – Trust makes the world go round
It is four years since the first 10 sites appointed their teams and begun recruiting families onto FNP in this country. Those first children graduated from the programme some time ago and we hope that the outcomes Jacqueline Barnes reported … – Four years of FNP in England
Nursing has often been criticised for gaining status and recognition by moving away from patients and leaving practice behind. Whereas in medicine generally, and general practice in particular, doctors defend their time with patients with fierce pride. Their clinical contact … – How far away are clinical leaders from practice?
One of the goals of FNP is to help young parents to understand the importance of a baby’s early life and its impact on their future, in order to create the best conditions for their baby. Like all parents, they … – The gift that every child deserves
Commonly we see ‘did not attends’ (DNAs) as wasting time and resources and recently a commissioner expressed her concern that FNP was not cost effective because of the high number of ‘no access’ home visits. At face value this looks … – ‘Three strikes and you’re out’ – ‘DNAs’ can mean more than we think
Yesterday Secretary of State announced the doubling of the number of families to be offered the Family Nurse Partnership by 2015. Along with increasing the number of health visitors by 4200, this shows a real commitment to the first years … – More help for disadvantaged families