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Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) home visiting from pregnancy to 24 months post partum, guided by a manualised curriculum, has been shown in three randomised controlled trials (RCTs) to have multiple beneficial outcomes and to be a cost-effective way to decrease the risk of child abuse for children of young, psychologically vulnerable first-time mothers.1 NFP has also been shown to strengthen families through increased maternal employment and wider spacing of pregnancies, and has demonstrated a range of benefits for children through adolescence.2 The US-developed programme was introduced into England in 2007 (renamed Family Nurse Partnership, FNP) and a pragmatic, non-blinded RCT was launched in 2009.
Eligible women (nulliparous, age >20 years, …
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