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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Sue Pembrey Award 2016: Celebrating Nurse Leadership

We are delighted to be announcing this new award. Nominations are invited to recognise an exemplary nurse leader. Closing date: 5th August 2016

Latest Blog - 12th July 2016

This week's blog by Kate Sanders: Moral distress – is it time to start talking?

New Job Opportunity

FoNS is calling for applications for the post of Practice Development Facilitator (full or part-time)

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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