Child and Maternal Health

FNP Scotland National Conference 2018 – Creating positive futures for young families in Scotland

July 3, 2018 by No Comments | Category Uncategorized

Last week the Scottish Government hosted the FNP Scotland national conference in Glasgow. The event was attended by around 150 staff from NHS Boards that deliver the Family Nurse Partnership and representatives of central organisations.

Delegates were welcomed by Michael Chalmers, the Scottish Government Director of Children and Families, who highlighted the National Performance Framework’s National Outcome for Children

“We grow up loved, safe and respected so that we realise our full potential”

The National Performance Framework and the National Outcomes are available here

The theme of the day was very future focused and speakers included staff working nationally to deliver education and new tools for FNP. This included live demos of a new IT system, feedback on forms used in the Programme and revisiting the work on the Revaluation.

We would like to thank everyone in the FNP teams for the time and effort they have invested in all of these activities. Particularly the Revaluation activities, your contributions are very much appreciated. We are aiming to publish the Revaluation report in late summer.

There was, of course, time to focus on the needs of FNP clients and the successes to date, notably:

  • Over 5,000 young women have ever received FNP –
  • Spread across the country – almost all sites are now offering a continuous service.
  • Very high uptake across the country – over 75% in each area
  • Very low attrition across the country – under 20% in total

As always at a Family Nurse Partnership event, the atmosphere was warm and friendly and it was great to see the teams from all over the country getting to network and share experiences. There was a genuine willingness by everyone to engage and feedback on progress so far.

During the lunch session NHS Education Scotland colleagues showcased new Speech, Language and Communications resources to delegates.

The final guest speaker was FNP’s own Queen’s Nurse Anne Burns who talked about the Queen’s Nursing Institute for Scotland and her role as FNP Supervisor.

Thanks again to everyone who attended, we hope you found the event worthwhile.


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