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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Mental Health Nursing - playing our part

FoNS Chair, Professor Tony Butterworth's blog about the on-going consultation and review on how mental health nurses can play their fullest part in mental health care service delivery in primary, secondary and tertiary care.

Latest Blog - 24th May 2016

This week: Caroline Shuldham talks about the importance of getting to know people

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

Resources from BMJ

12th May 2016, International Nurses Day To celebrate nurses around the world and the work you do, BMJ is offering free content and discounts on several resources to support your needs.

Visit the BMJ Page