Family nurse partnership

This is a programme for young first time mothers, providing support and advice.

Contact details

St Michael’s Hospital site
Cedar House
2 Gater Drive
Enfield
Middx
EN2 0JB

Telephone: 020 8702 4465

Email address: beh-tr.enf-fnp@nhs.net

Manager: Maxine Cull

Who we are

The family nurse partnership is a programme for young first time mothers, providing support and advice. We are a home visiting programme for first time young mums. A specially trained family nurse visits the young mum regularly, from early in pregnancy until the child is two.

What we offer

The family nurse partnership involves regular home visits by specially trained family nurses, which will help young people prepare to become a parent. Family nurses are helpful, friendly, non-judgemental and respectful.


The programme is underpinned by a robust evidence base.  It has the potential to change the life chances of some of the most vulnerable parents and babies, with long-term positive impacts on health, social and educational outcomes.

Research has shown how important health in pregnancy and the positive relationship between a mother and her baby is for a child’s future health, happiness, relationships, and how well they do at school. Research also shows that mums (and dads) who take part in the family nurse partnership are more likely to achieve what they want for themselves and their children. We know dads are important to their babies, so we welcome dads or partners to join in during the home visit if the mum would like them to. Family nurses will support both parents to give their baby the best possible start in life.


A family nurse will provide parents with information and support to make decisions which:
•    Increase chances of a healthy pregnancy
•    Help manage the labour
•    Improve a child’s development
•    Build a positive relationship between a young parent and their baby, and others
•    Help plan for the future
•    Enable young people to make lifestyle choices, which gives their child the best possible start in life
•    Enable young parents to achieve their aspirations (such as finding a job or returning to education)

Who the service is for

First time young mums (and dads) in Enfield, aged 20 or under.

How to access the service

By telephone: 020 8702 4465

By email: beh-tr.enf-fnp@nhs.net

By post:
St Michael’s Hospital site
Cedar House
2 Gater Drive
Enfield
Middx
EN2 0JB