Evaluation of the Family Nurse Partnership Programme in NHS Lothian, Scotland - Late Pregnancy and Postpartum

The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a preventative prgramme for first time teenage mothers and their babies. FNP is being tested in Scotland for the first time. This is the second interim evaluation report and focuses on the late pregnancy and postpartum phases of the programme's implmentation.


First and foremost, we would like to thank all the FNP clients, Family Nurses and stakeholders who gave up their time to take part in interviews for this evaluation, and especially to Val Alexander and her team for their help with recruitment of clients and for their ongoing participation in the study.

We would like to also thank everyone involved in contributing to and supporting the evaluation: Jacki Gordon, for leading the development of the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for the evaluation and for her ongoing advice and input; Vanessa Strong (NHS Lothian) for her work on preparing the FNP Edinburgh monitoring data included in this report; Victoria Milne (Scottish Government), for her advice throughout the evaluation process; and the rest of the Evaluation Advisory Group (Jonathan Wright, Carolyn Wilson and Gail Trotter, Scottish Government; Val Alexander and Sally Egan, NHS Lothian; Lynn Porteous, City of Edinburgh Council; and Ann Kerr, NHS Health Scotland) for their ongoing advice and support.

Thanks are also due to Irene Miller for her help with interviewing clients and nurses; and to Louise Marryat, Martine Miller, Claudia Martin and Fiona Dobbie for their input into the earlier stages of the evaluation.

Responsibility for the opinions expressed in this report, and for all interpretation of the data, lies solely with the authors.

Rachel Ormston & Susan McConville


Email: Vikki Milne

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