The Family Nurse Partnership is a preventative programme for first time young parents living in Camden, Islington, Haringey and Hackney and City.

The programmes primary focus is improving the health and wellbeing of the child and mother in pregnancy, supporting parents understanding of their child's development and encouraging parents to fulfil their aspirations for their baby and themselves.

Family nurses have been selected for their healthcare backgrounds as midwives, health visitors or paediatric nurses and have been specially trained to deliver this programme. Your family nurse’s aim is to recognise your strengths and to build on these, enabling you to be the best parents you can be. The family nurse will work with you to help you achieve your goals and to improve the health and wellbeing of you and your new family.

Your family nurse has special material that can be shared with you and can discuss needs specific with you. If there is a specific issue that your family nurse can’t help you with, they will be able to signpost you to the relevant professionals who can meet your needs. You will still have your midwife, doctor and any other professionals who may be involved in your care. Your family nurse will be able to spend more time with you per visit than your other healthcare professionals (half hours per visit).

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us.

This service is for first time parents aged 19 or under at the time of their last monthly period, in Camden, Islington, City and & Hackney, and Haringey.

Download a copy of the eligibility criteria 


Referrals can be made by GPs, midwives, Connexions or any other support service for young people, as well as self-referrals. Referrals can only be accepted up until the 28th week of gestation. All referrals need to be enrolled on the programme by 28 weeks gestation. This is due to the programme fidelity and is a requirement of our licence to deliver the programme from the Department of Health.

Download referral form.

Please email all referrals to:

Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm (some out of hours as required by client)

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393, 271, 153, 43, 263 Highbury and Islington (Overground) Holloway Road Station (Piccadilly), Highbury and Islington (Victoria)


If you need help in a crisis, please do the following

  • Contact the CNWL service looking after you during their office hours
  • If the crisis is during when your service is closed, there are alternative options provided by the NHS found on this page.
  • If you are not already being looked after by CNWL or elsewhere within the NHS, see your GP during normal working hours as they can then refer you to a local service.

Find your closest GP on NHS Choices.