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Development of a European Centre of Excellence (Coe) for Research in Continuing Professional Development (UPGRADE)

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posted on 2023-01-25, 14:10 authored by Catherine FitzgeraldCatherine Fitzgerald, Giuseppe AleoGiuseppe Aleo, Dyanne Affonso, Witold Orlik, Paulann Grech, Cristina García-Vivar, Nina Kilkku, Jane Wray, Aisling Culhane, Zoltán Balogh, Manuel Lillo- Crespo, Nigel Harrison, Mario Gazić, Thomas KearnsThomas Kearns

The European Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Research in Continuing Professional Development (UPGRADE) is a pan-European network of researchers, clinicians, regulators, educators, and professional bodies, established in 2020 through a consensus group of experts, who defined its mission, vision, values, aims and objectives. The Centre’s aim is to advance the science of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for healthcare professionals through research and dissemination of best practices for CPD. Debate among UPGRADE partners and interchange of research data will yield best practices across countries to optimise quality CPD programmes. Collaboration, information exchange and communication among CPD experts will be facilitated through UPGRADE via an online Community of Inquiry (CoI). UPGRADE aims to evolve as a driving force network of academics and health professional leaders in research, education, professional regulation, and clinical practice whose collaborative work ensures quality and safe person-centred care. UPGRADE members are from 22 European countries, represented by strategic leaders in diverse sectors of health, policy, academia, and professional organisations. Three research-working groups constitute the pillars of UPGRADE, which addresses gaps in research, collect and create critical databases, and solidify the effectiveness of CPD.

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Published Citation

Fitzgerald C. et al. Development of a European Centre of Excellence (Coe) for Research in Continuing Professional Development (UPGRADE). J CME. 2023;12(1):2160092.

Publication Date

15 January 2023

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36969484

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  • Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery

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Taylor & Francis

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  • Published Version (Version of Record)