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Family Nurse Partnership

Checked: 23-08-2023 by 3 Vicky Ryan Next Review: 23-08-2025


The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a home visiting programme for first-time pregnant young people and their families. It is run in Bristol and supports young parents to have a healthy pregnancy, improve their child’s health and development and help them to plan their futures and achieve their aspirations.

The programme starts in pregnancy and continues until the child is at least one, and often until they are two years old. The young parent usually works with the same nurse during that time and will spend some time discussing what areas they would most like support with and how often the visits should take place.

This is reviewed regularly, and visits are designed to meet the specific needs of each family.

The programme is offered in many different areas across the UK and more information can be found on the national website.

Who is eligible for the service?

Someone is eligible for referral to this service is:

  • Aged 19 years or under when pregnant.
  • Living in Bristol with no plans to move away for six months.
  • Pregnant for the first time as confirmed by health professional, unless the first pregnancy ended in miscarriage, stillbirth, or termination.
  • Less than 28 weeks pregnant

Please contact the team to discuss if the person is more the 28 weeks pregnant, but you feel they would benefit from being referred.


For professional referral, please complete our Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) Notification Form and email to

If you are a young pregnant person or carer and would like to talk to a member of the team about the family nurse partnership programme, please contact us or your midwife. Details to use are below:

Contact number: 0300 125 6275

Contact email:


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