Culture Change Resources

FoNS is a small but skilled and productive organisation. We have worked with nurse-led teams over two decades, more than 100 in the last 10 years, to lead innovation, improvement and culture change in practice.

The way FoNS works is informed by our experience and underpinned by the principles of practice development which is defined as:

'Practice development is a continuous journey of developing, and innovating in care settings, so that patients/residents, families and the team engage with each other in person-centred ways.

This engagement is brought about by teams developing their knowledge and skills and changing the culture and organisation of care.

It is helped to happen by the team working with systematic and continuous processes of development and evaluation that evolve and include the views, experiences and needs of patients/residents, families, the team and others.'

Adapted from Garbett and McCormack (2002) by Dewing, McCormack and Titchen (2014, p9).


Dewing, J., McCormack, B. and Titchen, A. (2014) Practice Development Workbook for Nursing, Health and Social Care Teams. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.

Garbett, R. and McCormack, B. (2002) A concept analysis of practice development. NT Research. Vol. 7. No. 2. pp 87-100.