The FoNS Centre for Nursing Innovation

An exciting virtual space to inspire and enable nurses to lead innovation and change in nursing and healthcare practice to improve patient care.


  • Library for project reports, Improvement Insights summaries and the open access International Practice Development Journal
  • Common Room for news, events, the topical blog and information about tweet chats
  • Programmes for support, learning, facilitation and funding
  • Learning Zone for Culture Change Resources, bespoke consultancy, the appraisal toolkit, facilitation services and Associate resources
  • About Us for news about how FoNS is working with its partner organisations to enhance nursing and nursing practice

Our Vision

To inspire and enable a culture across health and social care that values people, where patients experience care and services which are the best they can be and staff feel appreciated and supported.

Our Mission

To work in partnership with health and social care organisations to a foster a commitment to person-centredness by valuing staff and enabling them to develop the knowledge, skills and expertise to provide nursing that is safe, effective and caring. 



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Practice Development School 2017 dates announced

Foundation Practice Development School 3-7 July 2017 - prices held!

Latest Blog - 27th September 2016

In this week's blog, Kate Sanders, FoNS Practice Development Facilitator, explores the 'Social Age'

Winner Announced

The Foundation of Nursing Studies (FoNS) is pleased to announce the winner of the Sue Pembrey Award 2016 is Wendy Newnham, Lead for Surrey Community Nursing Services, Virgin Care

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Culture Change Resources

What is culture? Facilitating culture change, exploring values and beliefs, developing action plans and much more

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Mental Health Nurses

Three social media events took place in May, June and July this year which asked questions about the work of mental health nurses in primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. This short web paper offers an analysis of, and some commentary on, the conversations that took place during these events.

Visit Professor Tony Butterworth's blog to read more