A-Z of Services

Family nurse partnership

  • Service Contact: mhn-tr.CroydonFNP@nhs.net
  • Address: 12-18 Lennard Road, Croydon, CR9 2RS
  • Reception phone number: 020 8274 6303

About the service

The Family Nurse Partnership is a maternal and early years public health programme. Using a psycho-educational approach it provides on-going, intensive support to young, first-time mothers and their babies (and fathers/ other family members, if mothers want them to take part). Structured home visits are delivered by highly trained nurses and start in early pregnancy, continuing until the child’s second birthday. The delivery of the Healthy Child Programme is encompassed within the Family Nurse role.

The Family Nurse Partnership is a preventive programme and has the potential to transform the life chances of the most disadvantaged children and families in our society, helping to improve social mobility and break the cycle of intergenerational disadvantage. Health in pregnancy, and the quality of the caregiving babies receive during the first years of life, can have a long lasting impact on a child’s future health, happiness, relationships and achievement of their aspirations.

 

Family nurses use programme materials and methods to enable young mothers (and fathers) to achieve three main aims:

  • To improve their pregnancy outcomes, so that their baby has the best start in life.
  • To improve their child’s health and development by developing their parenting knowledge and skills.
  • To improve parents’ economic self-sufficiency, by helping them to achieve their aspirations (such as employment or returning to education).

The Family Nursing Partnership team is offered to first time parents aged 19 years or under at booking subject to availability.

Please see the website www.fnp.nhs.uk for further information.

 

The Family Nurse Partnership Team can be contacted at:

Family Nurse Partnership 

Croydon Health Services

Lennard Road Health Centre

12-18 Lennard Road

Croydon

CR9 2RS

Tel: 020 8274 6303

Email: mhn-tr.croydonFNP@nhs.net

 

How to refer or self-refer

The Family Nursing Partnership team is offered to first time parents aged 19 years or under at booking subject to availability.

Notifications can be made by anyone and the notification criteria are:

  • First time parent
  • 19 or younger at last menstrual period.
  • Less than 28 weeks gestation.
  • Have a Croydon address.

How to refer or self-refer

Please contact the team to discuss a referral. 

Contact information

Family Nurse Partnership 

Croydon Health Services

Lennard Road Health Centre

12-18 Lennard Road

Croydon

CR9 2RS

Tel: 020 8274 6303

Email: mhn-tr.croydonFNP@nhs.net

Key staff

Margaret Walsh, Family Nursing Partnership Supervisor