Islington Family Nurse Partnership Programme

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The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a preventative programme for first time young parents living in Islington, The programme's primary focus is improving the health and wellbeing of the mother and child in pregnancy, supporting parents' understanding of their child's development and encouraging parents to fulfil their aspirations for their baby and themselves. Additionally, the Family Nurses deliver the Healthy Child Programme, while supporting young parents to engage with local health services. At the point of graduation, when their child is aged two, the family's care will be transferred to their local Bright Start health visiting service.

FNP format

A positive, optimistic and strength-based structured, intensive home visiting programme, delivered by family nurses (drawn from health visiting, midwifery, nursing; mental health, sexual health and paediatrics).

More information for health professionals (PDF)

Eligibility criteria


All first-time teenage mothers should be offered the FNP service, provided they:

  • are referred early in pregnancy: ideally around 12/40 gestation and no later than 28/40 gestation
  • They must be 19 years old or under at last menstrual period (LMP) and this needs to be their first ‘live’ pregnancy.


  • Over 19 years at LMP
  • This will NOT be their first live birth
  • Over 28/40 gestation

How to refer

Self-referral Download Form

Young people can make a self-referral by dropping into the PULSE clinic at the address below, or calling the service:

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm 

PULSE, 164 Holloway Road, London, N7 8DD

t: 0203 316 8673




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