Support for first-time mums
The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) will be expanded significantly so that eligible mothers in all parts of the country can benefit from the programme by the end of next year.
By the end of 2018 up to 60 additional fully trained nurses will be recruited nationwide to deliver the programme, which sees young first time mums benefiting from frequent one-to-one home visits from early pregnancy until their child’s second birthday.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made the announcement in Dundee, at an event to celebrate NHS Tayside having supported more than 1,000 women through the programme since 2011, with almost 500 graduated to date. She was joined by Charlotte Liddell, a graduate of the FNP programme in Fife who is being mentored by the First Minister.