Michael Robling

Michael Robling


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Building Blocks 2: Results And Reflections

Posted on 16 February 2021 by Michael Robling

This month we published the results of our Building Blocks 2 (BB:2-6) study which has evaluated the longer-term impact of the specialist home-visiting programme, the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP). We began studying the effects of FNP not long after it was introduced into the UK as a way of supporting teenage mothers expecting their first
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We’re Not In Kansas Anymore … Or Even Wales

Posted on 24 May 2017 by Michael Robling

Background In the last fortnight I was fortunate to have attended the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San Francisco at the vast Moscone Convention Center. Around 6000, mostly US-based, delegates attended and yet were all comfortably accommodated within just one of the three parts of the centre (and the smaller one at that).
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Evolving with Evidence and Celebrating a Decade of FNP

Posted on 4 April 2017 by Michael Robling

Background Last Thursday myself and Julia Sanders attended a celebration of 10 years of the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) in the Attlee Suite at Portcullis House, Westminster. In fact this was our second visit of the week to Westminster. Wide range of expertise On Monday, members of the Building Blocks team (Kerry Hood, Sue Channon,
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Introducing Intervention Programmes in the UK: A Meeting With MPs, Policy Makers and Academics in Westminster

Posted on 24 January 2017 by Michael Robling

Presenting to MPs and academics in Westminster Last week I presented at the first of a series of three round table discussions about introducing supportive early intervention programmes into the UK from another setting. The series was set up by the Foundation Years Information and Research, a collaboration of academics, policy makers and professionals that aims
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