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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FoNS Hosted Practice Development Schools

Book early for April 2016. Don't miss out on this rewarding development opportunity.

Latest Blog - 24th November 2015

This week Trish Morris-Thompson, Director of Clinical Quality and Governance for Barchester Healthcare, talks about the demanding role of the nursing home manager

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

Scholarship opportunity

Richard Tompkins Nurse Development Scholarship 2016 - now open for applications

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