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 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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Foundation Practice Development School

FoNS hosts Fostering a Culture of Effectiveness through Practice Development (Foundation PD School) 13th - 17th April 2015

BMJ partners with FoNS

BMJ, one of the world’s leading medical knowledge providers, is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Foundation of Nursing Studies to help nurses lead innovation and improve practice.

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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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Latest Blog - 24th March

Judith Hunter, Head of Nursing and Patient Safety, City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust reflects on revalidation

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