This report looks at the first year pilot of the Nurse-Family Partnership Programme and what needs to be done to understand and address the reasons for not meeting the fidelity targets for early recruitment, dosage, attrition and data collection.
The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is an evidence-based nurse home-visiting programme designed to improve the health, well-being and self-sufficiency of young first-time parents and their children. It involves weekly or fortnightly structured home visits by a specially trained nurse from early pregnancy until children are 24 months old.
The main goals are to improve the outcomes of pregnancy by helping women improve their prenatal health; to improve the child’s health and development by helping parents to provide more sensitive and competent care of the child; to improve parental life course by helping parents plan future pregnancies, complete their education and find work.
- Key messages
- Executive summary
- The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) programme
- The evaluation of NFP implementation in 10 pilot sites in England
- Can the FNP be implemented with fidelity in England?
- Are the right people being reached?
- Is the FNP acceptable in England?
- Management and existing structures
- Cost Issues
- Nature of the work and best practice
- Sites, teams and supervision
- Potential impacts of the FNP
- Discussion and implications