Family Nurse Partnership

The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a voluntary programme offered to young mothers having their first baby.

The programme begins in early pregnancy and is orientated to the future health and well-being of the child, and consists of frequent structured home visits until the child is 2 years old. The family nurses who deliver the programme are drawn mainly from health visiting and midwifery and they receive additional training to equip them for the new role.

The partnerships overarching goals are:

  • to improve antenatal health
  • to improve child health and development
  • to improve economic self-sufficiency

Each home visit covers the following six domains: personal health, environmental health, life course development, maternal role, family and friends, and health and human services. The nurses use programme guidelines, materials and practical activities to work with the mother, as well as the father and wider family, on understanding their baby, making changes to their behaviour, developing emotionally and building positive relationships.

The in-depth relationship the nurses develop with their clients and their therapeutic communication skills enable them to connect deeply with the motivations and ‘hearts desires’ that all first time parents have. In this way, they can guide their clients safely through what is often a difficult life transition to becoming the parent they want to be for their new baby.

1. Service locations

FNP is a home-based visiting programme, however Family Nurses are able to offer parents a choice of appropriate locations, e.g. GP surgeries, children’s centres, community health services, extended schools, health centres, cafés etc.

2. Service referrals

Referral criteria

You can refer yourself or someone else to the service as long as the following criteria are met:

  • must be under 20 years old at last menstrual period
  • must be under 28 weeks pregnant
  • must be a resident in the City of Westminster, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, or the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • must be having first child
  • individual must be aware of and consent to the referral


The service cannot be used by women who:

  • are over 20 years old
  • are over 28 weeks pregnant
  • already have a child

3. Service contact information


020 8962 4986

Email or


West Central London FNP

St Charles Centre for Health and Well Being

1st Floor Central Core

Exmoor Street

London W10 6DZ

4. West Central London FNP team

Position Name Email Phone 

FNP Nurse

Pippa Rennie


FNP Nurse

Ellie Blasse


FNP Nurse

Angelina Hernandez


FNP Nurse

Jef Sawyerr


FNP Supervisor

Tolu-Jeannette Lewis


Clinical Service Manager

Michele Harrison




Last updated: 6 April 2016
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