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The Foundation of Nursing Studies (FoNS) is looking for a new Chair to lead the charity’s board of trustees.

As an independent organisation FoNS has a privileged role in enabling nurses to provide care for patients that is compassionate, safe, knowledge-based and timely. In the three decades since its formation, FoNS has developed an excellent reputation for its unique approach to supporting nurses across the United Kingdom (UK) to lead innovation in the workplace that transforms the way nurses work and care for patients.

FoNS is seeking an individual with a track record of achievement in nursing, health/social care and/or business to lead the board of trustees in fulfilling its responsibilities for the governance of the organisation and to work in partnership with Dr Theresa Shaw, the chief executive, on achieving FoNS’ vision and mission for the future.

The post is a non-remunerated but reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed. The role requires approximately 15 days’ work per year.


To arrange to talk to Theresa Shaw, CEO, please call Debbie Warren, Communication and Administration Officer (020 7307 2857) or email [email protected]

To apply, please submit, by email or post your curriculum vitae, a statement outlining your suitability for the role and reasons for applying together with the full names and contact details of two referees.

All applications should be submitted to:

Debbie Warren, Communication and Administration Officer

Email: [email protected]

Post: FoNS, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0AN

Closing date for applications is Monday 4th June 2018

Interviews will be held at FoNS Offices in July, date to be confirmed

Our unique approach –helping nurses to lead innovation in the workplace, has achieved improvements in patient experience and care.

FoNS has developed an excellent reputation at the forefront of nursing. As a registered charity, FoNS operates UK wide and across all health and social care settings. We are dedicated to working with nurses and health and social care teams to develop and share innovative ways of improving practice; thereby enabling them to provide care that is high quality; evidence based and meets the needs of patients.

FoNS has an ambitious vision for its future; we want to be the first organisation that nurses think of when they want inspiration and help with making improvements to the care they give to patients.

We aim to achieve this by:

  • Giving nurses and other healthcare practitioners, easy access to information, resources and networking opportunities through our virtual Centre for Nursing Innovation
  • Working directly with nurses in practice, helping them to focus on patients, their needs and their care
  • Creating access to funding and development opportunities

FoNS - Inspires, Enables, Improves

To read the  FoNS Strategic Plan Summary for 2014 - 2017 please click here


Did you know?

90 nurse-led teams across the UK have been helped to improve patient care by our practice development programmes over the last 5 years.

More than 6,000 nurses and healthcare practitioners receive regular news updates from us. You can receive information about innovation and improvement opportunities direct to your email inbox by becoming a Friend of FoNS.

Over 100 Project Reports are available to download and we are adding new projects all the time. Be inspired by reading about the experiences, learning and outcomes of the project teams we support.


FoNS is an active participant of the International Practice Development Collaborative (IPDC); a community of practice (practice developers and researchers) who are committed to working together to develop healthcare practice. The IPDC believes that the aim of practice development is to work with people to develop person-centred cultures that are dignified, compassionate and safer for all.


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