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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Event- Nurse Led Clinics

Theresa Shaw CEO at FoNS will be talking at this event on creating a culture for nurse led services.

Latest Blog - 16th August 2016

Olympic inspiration for nurses from Jo Odell

Enhancing Practice 2016

A reflective, hands-on journey through learning and development whilst engaging with various networks & hearing first hand from leading practitioners from across the globe to share, engage & enhance future practice Edinburgh: 31st Aug to 2nd Sept

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Patients First Year 8

This fantastic programme, supported by the Burdett Trust for Nursing, is now open for applications

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IPDJ Vol 6.1 Out 18th May

With a strong focus on the importance and value of critical reflection

Visit the IPDJ pages