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The Family Nurse Partnership programme

Twice as many disadvantaged families and new mums and dads will get help from a programme which provides intensive support and home visits from early pregnancy until a child is two years old, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has announced.

So far, around 6,000 families in England have benefitted from Family Nurse Partnerships. The Government is committed to doubling that number by 2015. This follows the Government’s announcement last week to recruit an additional 4,200 health visitors over the same period to ensure all families receive the support they need.

Family Nurse Partnerships complement and support the work of health visitors, providing the “intensive care” end of prevention for families who need more help to care well for their children and themselves. More ….