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 - 27th June 2017

How do we demonstrate value for stakeholders in nurse led improvements?

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FoNS is delighted to be celebrating its 30th anniversary. And thanks to Dr Loretta Bellman and Professor Jenny Hunt for writing a short history of the organisation

IPDJ Vol 7 No 1 Out Now!

New issue out now. Thirteen papers, including after death care, the experiences of students and medical personnel and commentaries

Visit the journal page


Fostering a Culture of Improvement through Practice Development: FoNS hosted Foundation Practice Development School - Facilitating and Leading more Person Centred Cultures, 3-7 July 2017 - prices held!

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Sue Pembrey Award

The Sue Pembrey Award 2017 for nursing leadership is now open for nominations. Closing date 5pm Thursday 17th August 2017

More info and nomination form