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. 



Latest Blog - 21st February 2017

Theresa Shaw takes an opportunity to shine a light on some of the great care and work that's happening in the care sector - through the blogs of 'Teaching Care Homes' teams

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Richard Tompkins Nurse Development Scholarship 2017

Applications are now welcomed for this prestigious and rewarding scholarship. Closing date 5pm on 13th March 2017

Revalidation/CPD Activities

A selection of CPD/Revalidation activities for you to explore: all free of charge



Fostering a Culture of Improvement through Practice Development: FoNS hosted Foundation Practice Development School - a great leadership development opportunity, 3-7 July 2017 - prices held!

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Mental Health Nurses

Outputs from a group of expert mental health nurse educators - new on the 'Playing our Part - the work of Mental Health Nurses' blog website.

Visit Professor Tony Butterworth's blog to read more