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

Volume 5 Number 1 of the International Practice Development Journal is now live, online (13th May 2015)

Latest Blog - 12th May 2015

Anne Williams reflects on her time at the FoNS hosted IPDC Foundation Practice Development School ...

Culture Change Resources

Animation and Resources: Want to work with staff/colleagues to develop an inclusive and supportive workplace?

View our Creating Caring Cultures animation and resources

PD School 26-30 Oct 2015

FoNS is pleased to announce the October PD school dates. Optional bespoke mentorship and support available.

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BMJ offer

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

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