Family Nurse Partnership (Islington)

Family Nurse Partnership (Islington) - Introduction
The family nurse partnership is a preventative programme for first time young parents living in Islington.
The programmes primary focus is improving the health and wellbeing of the child and mother in pregnancy, supporting parents understanding of their child's development and encouraging parents to fulfil their aspirations for their baby and themselves.

What is a family nurse?

Family nurses have been selected for their healthcare backgrounds as Nurses, Midwives, or Health Visitors, and have been specially trained to deliver this programme. Your family nurse’s aim is to recognise your strengths and to build on these, enabling you to be the best parents you can be. The family nurse will work with you to help you achieve your goals and to improve the health and wellbeing of you and your new family.

How can the service benefit you and your child?

Your family nurse has special material that can be shared with you and can discuss needs specific to you. If there is a specific issue that your family nurse can’t help you with, they will be able to signpost you to the relevant professionals who can meet your needs. You will still have your midwife, doctor and any other professionals who may be involved in your care. Your family nurse will be able to spend more time with you per visit than your other healthcare professionals (about one to one and a half hours per visit).
If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us.

Client Groups

Who can be referred?
Islington residents, who are going to be first time parents, and are between 10 – 28 weeks gestation. For the general population we accepts referrals up 21 years at last monthly period. For any young women who have previously been in care, we can accept referrals up to the age of 24 years at last monthly period.


Booked with clients directly by allocated family nurse.

City and Hackney family nurse partnership service for first time mums aged 19 and under

Page last updated: 23 Mar 2021
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