First anniversary

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THE NHS Tayside Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) celebrated their first year with a visit from Nicola Sturgeon, cabinet secretary for health, wellbeing and cities strategy.

The FNP programme involves a family nurse visiting first-time mothers under the age of 19 during pregnancy and throughout the first two years of their baby’s life. The nurses offer guidance and advice for mothers on various issues.

Ms Sturgeon said: “I am proud to say that the Family Nurse Partnership has already made a valuable difference to the lives of families across Tayside. As well as working closely with young families, nurses have provided support in wider ways, such as helping with housing services, exploring employment opportunities with mums and helping dads become much more involved in their children’s lives.”