Building Blocks

Building Blocks project seeks to evaluate the Family Nurse Partnership Programme in England. It is a randomised controlled trial with a parallel economic evaluation and modelling study. The Family Nurse Partnership is an intensive, nurse-led home-visiting programmed especially designed for young, first-time parents and their children who are living in areas of socio-economic deprivation.  The study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the FNP within three domains: pregnancy and birth, child health and development, and parental life course and self-sufficiency. In addition, the cost-effectiveness of the intervention compared with existing child services will be assessed.


Funder National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Start Date: October 2010
End Date March 2014


Internal Staff

External Collaborators

  • Chris Butler
  • Michael Robling
  • Joyce Kenkre
  • Alison Kemp
  • Alan Montgomery

 Public Health and Society Research in the Department of Health Sciences

Trials and Statistics Research in the Department of Health Sciences

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