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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New Projects

The Patients First Programme Year 7 projects are now on the website. Read about these latest innovations

Latest Blog - 2nd February 2016

This week Theresa Shaw: Revalidation, Feel the fear and do it anyway

Development Opportunity

Fostering a Culture of Effectiveness through Practice Development - an opportunity for you and your organisation to develop capacity for person-centred care...

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IPDJ Vol 5 No 2 Out now!

Another great issue. Features papers from FoNS and CWHHE CCGs, SESLHD, Sydney, Norway, the Netherlands and QMU

Visit the IPDJ pages

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