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Family Nurse Partnership Programme

The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a voluntary programme offered to first time young Mums (and Dads) in Buckinghamshire.  We know from research that a healthy pregnancy gives your baby the best possible start in life and that the relationship you have with your baby, right from the start, is crucial for their future health and happiness. Your specially trained Family Nurse will help you understand all about your pregnancy, how to care for yourself and your baby, as well as help you plan for your future.

As part of your health care offer your Midwife will let us know you are having a baby or if you haven’t met them yet you can call or email yourself.  Your Family Nurse will then get in touch to say hello and arrange a visit with you at home or somewhere you feel comfortable.  During this visit they will talk about what programme and how it works. You will have the chance to ask any questions and decide if the FNP programme is right for you.  If you do decide you would like the programme, you and your Family Nurse will meet regularly, at times that suit you. Your visits will start during pregnancy right through until your child is aged between one and two. Throughout this time, you and your Family Nurse will work on lots of different aspects of your pregnancy and becoming a parent such as:

  • Having a healthy pregnancy
  • Improve your child’s development
  • Building a positive relationship with your baby and others
  • Help you plan for the future such as finding a job or returning to education
  • Enable you to make lifestyle choices that will give your child the best possible start in life
  • Help improve your self confidence

For more information contact the team on 01494 323700, or email us at

This page was last reviewed on 30-10-2023

This page will be next reviewed on 30-10-2026