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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IPDJ out now! 13th May 2015

Coming soon - special issue on person-centredness. Read our top 10 papers now!

Latest Blog - 25th August 2015

This weeks blog is about striving for excellence within the IPDJ

Patient First Year 7

Patients First Year 7 is now open for applications. Got a team? Got an idea to put patients at the centre of care? Follow the link below - Closing date 7th September 2015

Click here to find out more about this development opportunity

Culture Change Resources

Animation and Resources: Want to work with staff/colleagues to develop a caring and effective workplace?

Explore our Creating Caring Cultures animation and resources

BMJ Practice Nurse Update

Special offer for Friends and Associates of FoNS on one-day course for practice nurses 17th September 2015, London.

Visit our events page