The European Centre of Excellence for Research in Continuing Professional Development was launched in Dublin today.

Axia Digital are delighted to have been a member of the steering committee that has laid the groundwork for today’s launch. The creation of the Centre of Excellence is the initiative of Professor Thomas Kearns, the Executive Director of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. He is also board member of Axia Digital (Ireland).

Today’s launch was attended by academics; practitioners and employer organisations from almost all countries in the European Union and from the USA; Rumania and Albania. Many of the attendees were also there as representatives of European networks for nurses, midwives and other allied Health professionals. The Centre is therefore ideally placed to secure European funding to support its research and pilot projects.

The Centre is based at the RCSI’s Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery and this evening those involved in the launch will be attending the Conference Dinner, which precedes the 39th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education conference. One of the guests will be our Customer Services Director Chris Peat who comments;

‘It is a great honour to have been involved in the creation of this important Centre and to continue to be involved over the coming years. It is generally recognised that there is insufficient evidence about CPD and its impact on patient care. We look forward to supporting the Centre, by helping to identify the impact that CPD can have and the role that digital tools can play.’