National Bereavement Care Pathway to be piloted at 11 sites

The quality of care that bereaved parents receive when their baby dies is at the top of the agenda for a group of national charities and professional bodies.

The National Bereavement Care Pathway (NBCP), which has the support of the Department of Health, has been developed to improve the quality of bereavement care experienced by parents and families at all stages of pregnancy and baby loss up to 12 months.

Core Group* of charities and professional bodies who are leading the NBCP, are pleased to announce 11 sites in England who will trial the use of new materials, guidelines and training for professionals to help improve the care bereaved parents receive.

The 11 sites will work with the project team to understand the impact and the effectiveness of the pathway on improving bereavement care for parents. The sites have been chosen as they are representative of geography, capacity and specialism and will begin to pilot the pathway from October.