A number of EU initiatives and legislation underline the importance of regularly updating and improving the skills of health professionals through “Continuous Professional Development (CPD)” to improve quality of care and patient safety. Member States have however very diverse legislations and practices in the field.
The expert group on European health workforce, with the European Commission, organised a workshop to share and discuss national experiences on CPD systems and approaches to improve quality of care and patient safety. This workshop brought together 60 experts in the area of continuous professional development, including representatives of regulatory, professional and educational bodies and it discussed ways to optimise CPD of health professionals to improve quality of care and patient safety.
To download the workshop report from the ec.europa.eu website