Consultancy And Facilitation


FoNS can offer a range of bespoke consultancy and facilitation, including supervision, workshops, strategy development and programmes of on-going support to help individuals, teams and healthcare organisations to develop more person-centred approaches to care. We are able to help you focus on developing leadership capacity and a workplace culture that puts patients at the centre of care.

Some examples of recent activity include: 

Clinical supervision

Introductory workshops

We facilitated an initial workshop with staff and managers working for Care UK:

‘The day has made me more aware of clinical supervision and the implication for our organisation’

‘I have learnt how to set up clinical supervision and what my role will be’ 

This is to be followed up by further sessions for wider staff groups and also support for clinical heads of departments/managers to start group peer supervision once a month with a view to them becoming self-facilitating.

Group supervision

We have facilitated a series of group clinical supervision sessions for the adult safeguarding nurse leads in Hampshire:

‘Provides a safe place to talk- I have access to professionals with knowledge’

‘Enables me to think more critically and helps me to adapt processes which help me make better use of existing resources’

‘We know each other better now- which means better relationships- as a result I am more confident in my role’

This work has resulted in an invitation to facilitate another team locally.

Action learning

We are facilitating a series of action learning sets with clinical educators in Portsmouth.

Bespoke workshops

Help the Hospices asked us to facilitate a workshop for the project leaders of their St James’s Place Foundation - Enabling Choice grants programme, which focused on leading, collaborating, evaluating and action planning:

‘The day has made me aware of so many things. Really looking forward to going back and reflecting on the day and making use of what I’ve learnt. Especially taking time before launching in!’

‘I found the day really inspiring and helpful - thank you!’

Facilitating strategy and policy development

FoNS has facilitated several away-days for Dementia UK and the Admiral Nursing Directorate to enable the development of their nursing strategy. With the demands of day to day working it can be difficult for teams to focus attention on strategy development and planning. The opportunity for facilitated time out gave the members of the Admiral Nursing Directorate the chance to work and think creatively about their key purposes and aims and to map out an action plan for the future.

FoNS has also been able to offer key directorate team members group supervision. The opportunity for external facilitated supervision can be an invaluable way of enhancing team effectiveness and gaining support in a confidential and safe environment.

Expert facilitation

Working alongside the Assistant Director of Patient Experience and Equalities, we were invited to co-facilitate the development of a patient experience definition and strategy for a collaboration of four CCGs in North West London. This is being used to inform a number of activities to embed patient experience in the commissioning process.

Benefits of working with FoNS

FoNS’ facilitators:

  • Have extensive experience of working with nurse-led and multi-disciplinary teams across all health and social care settings UK wide. We can work alongside people in clinical settings i.e. in the places where people give and receive care and also away from the workplace
  • Use a wide variety of methods and approaches to meet the needs of individuals, teams and organisations. This includes helping people to:

- understand what is important to them and the people they care for and use this to create a shared purpose and vision
- recognise the contextual factors that are barriers to high quality care and identify solutions for overcoming them
- critique day-to-day working and build confidence to take responsibility care
- develop greater self-awareness of strengths and areas for development
- make links between policy and practice in order to continually improve practice

  • Can offer an independent and external perspective
  • Can work flexibly and creatively to make the best use of time for those involved
  • Have wide connections both nationally and internationally with people involved in improvement and innovation work


To find out more about any of the above activities or how FoNS could help you, please contact our administrator, Debbie Warren so that she can put you in contact with the most appropriate person:

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 0207 307 2857

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