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Foundation of Nursing Studies

Foundation of Nursing Studies

Charity information

Foundation of Nursing Studies

The Foundation of Nursing Studies (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 the care teams they lead 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, service users, residents and their families.

Founded 1987

  • Mission statement

    The Foundation of Nursing Studies (FoNS) is privileged, as an independent organisation, to be helping nurses to provide care for patients that is safe, effective and caring. Through our dedicated team, FoNS has gained an excellent reputation for the support it gives to nurses across the United Kingdom to transform the way they practice and care for patients.

    FoNS’ focus on nurses and nursing at the frontline of practice is the best way of achieving its ultimate purpose of improving patient care. There is growing evidence that when nurses have the right support and are a valued part of the workforce they are much more able to deliver high quality care. Over a number of years, FoNS has taken a practical hands-on approach to helping nurses to make significant improvements to their practice and patients’ experience of care. Our enabling approach and our commitment to person-centredness, result in changes in attitudes, nursing practice and the prevailing workplace culture.

    The changing landscape of health and social care and ongoing economic constraints continue to place a significant burden on providers to ensure care is the best it can be. FoNS is familiar with such challenges and we know that by creating opportunities for staff to flourish they can work creatively and flexibly to deliver care and services that are responsive, have the person at the centre and are experienced as safe, effective and caring.

  • Aims

    Foundation of Nursing Studies aims to:

    • To advance education amongst the nursing profession regarding good nursing practice and promotion of improvement of nursing care
    • To promote research into the effectiveness of nursing practice, ways of developing and improving practice and to share widely the outcomes of such work for the benefit of the public
  • Overview

    Established: May 1987

    Registered Charity Number: 1071117

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 2

    Phone number: 0207 3072857

    Address: 11-13 Cavendish Square W1G 0AN

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website