Demonstrating the difference that Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) makes to clients and communities is an important aspect of the work of the National Unit. Key to this is the FNP Information System.
The FNP Information System
Family nurses regularly check the health and wellbeing of clients and their babies, and record every interaction they have with them. All this data gets uploaded to the FNP information system, giving us a very rich picture of the progress our clients are making.
FNP teams can see up-to-date information on all of their clients via a 'dashboard', which they can use to make changes to how they're tackling challenges locally, and to inform strategic decisions around things like commissioning.
The data also helps us to see which FNP teams are doing particularly well on which areas of work with their clients - information we use to help share best practice across local teams and ensure that all our clients receive the highest possible quality of support.
We have also developed a range of unique tools and approaches to data analysis, helping us to better track and highlight the impact of FNP. These include:
- The Ages and Stages Questionnaire Impact & Improvement Tool, enabling sites to monitor and benchmark child development
- The Safeguarding Tool, enabling sites to highlight client safeguarding pathways, progress and outcomes
- The Local Impact Project, working with a small number of FNP sites to collect local data and evidence on the short- and medium-term impact of FNP.