Anne Dagg

Written 9 posts

Policy Officer

FNP Year of Young People Celebration – 31 October 2018

2nd November 2018

the Scottish Government held a Family Nurse Partnership Year of Young People celebration on 31 October in Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. Over 200 FNP clients, their families and FNP staff joined us for the event, which was to celebrate the support FNP gives young parents. The event included a one-off performance from the FNP Ad-Hoc choir –…

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Family Nurse Partnership Scotland – Guest blog

20th July 2018

Anne, a family nurse in NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, has provided our guest blog to share some insights into the role of the family nurse, what it means to her and how it benefits clients. What is the Family Nurse Partnership Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is an early intervention, licensed home visiting programme which is offered to…

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

3rd July 2018

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…

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Scottish Breastfeeding Awareness Week 18-22 June 2018 – Round up

27th June 2018

Along with our partners, the Scottish Government celebrated Scottish Breastfeeding Awareness Week last week. We were proud to announce that Scotland has become the first country in the UK to achieve full UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation in all of its maternity and community health visiting services, following NHS Lothian receiving the honour.  The accreditation demonstrates…

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Scottish Breastfeeding Awareness Week 18-22 June 2018

19th June 2018

Scottish Breastfeeding Awareness Week takes place every year in June and is an opportunity for organisations and groups to show their support for breastfeeding. The Scottish Government is committed to supporting breastfeeding and the Programme for Government 2017-18 made a commitment to increase resources for breastfeeding to support mothers, particularly in the days immediately following…

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Mapping a Healthy Start in Life – The Scottish Maternal and Infant Nutrition Survey

9th March 2018

  In June 2015, the Scottish Government announced its intention to carry out the first Scottish Maternal and Infant Nutrition Survey (MINS) in response to the cancellation of the previous UK-wide Infant Feeding Survey (IFS). The first Maternal and Infant Nutrition Survey was published on 21 February. The information collected in this survey is not…

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Family Nurse Partnership – Celebrations and expansion

10th November 2017

Last week was a very busy week for the Family Nurse Partnership in Scotland. There was a celebration of NHS Tayside’s FNP Programme on Monday and a Scotland-wide event for the FNP workforce on Tuesday. The Millennium Stars celebratory event in NHS Tayside on Monday 30 October celebrated their success with FNP. They marked the recruitment of over…

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10,000 baby boxes delivered

20th October 2017

The baby boxes scheme began in August this year, and since then 10,000 boxes have been delivered, and registration for baby boxes has reached 20,000.

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Taking Care of our Future – Celebrating health visiting in Scotland

12th October 2017

August this year saw the first national conference for health visitors in Scotland. 300 people working in health visiting gathered in Glasgow to hear from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport; CNO, Fiona McQueen and academics Sarah Cowley and Harry Burns. All of the speakers thanked health visitors for their work and noted the…

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