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Volume 494: debated on Thursday 25 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make an estimate of the number of families in receipt of assistance from the Family Nursing Partnership scheme; and if he will make a statement. (282081)

We are currently testing the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) in 30 sites across England. Family recruitment is ongoing, and we estimate these sites will work with approximately 3,000 families. “Healthy lives, brighter futures—the strategy for children and young people’s health” (published in February 2009) said the Government wished to expand to 70 pilot sites by April 2011. Overall, this would allow capacity to deliver FNP to around 7,000 families.