Two independent evaluation studies on delivering the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) programme have been published. They cover themes on the cost of delivering FNP locally and the Family Nurse workforce.
The 2 studies were commissioned early in 2012 to inform the delivery, planning and expansion of FNP in England. The study on the Family Nurse workforce and on costs were carried out by the Institute for Employment Studies and Apteligen respectively.
The Family Nurse workforce: A study for the FNP national unit report and accompanying annexes explore motivations, job satisfaction, career plans as well as recruitment and retention issues amongst the family nurse workforce across England to help plan the future expansion and sustainability of the programme.
The study into the local costs of the FNP programme in England determines the average annual cost of delivering a typical FNP team and a FNP place at local level so as to inform future national and local commissioning and planning of the FNP programme.
The government have committed to expanding the FNP programme to at least 13,000 places by 2015.