Foundation of Nursing Studies
I qualified in 1985 with a degree in Nursing from the University of the Southbank, London. I has worked in a variety of clinical settings since then, my main clinical experience being in accident and emergency, community hospitals and care of older people. After 15 years in clinical practice I progressed into a variety of roles working in either a learning and development or quality team leading on practice development initiatives. Jo joined the Foundation of Nursing Studies (FoNS) in September 2011 and was the lead for the Patients First Programme for seven years, supporting 60 UK based nursing teams nationwide with their quality improvement initiatives. Jo is now leading the Inspire Improvement Fellowship programme https://www.fons.org/programmes/inspire-improvement that is aimed at clinical leaders at the frontline, where care is experienced, to enable workplace cultures that are safe, person centred and effective. The skills I can offer are with coaching and mentoring, helping people develop faciliative leadership skills and enable them to look at the culture of their workplace and how they can improve that for the benefit of staff, patients and families.