Bliss webinars

Doctor with his hands through an incubator looking after a baby while a nurse looks on smiling

Bliss webinars provide the opportunity for healthcare professionals to explore and discuss certain topics about neonatal care and healthcare inequality.

Our next events

FICare: Partnerships with parents during procedures

The webinar will explore the role families can play during their baby’s procedures and the communication they need at this time.

This builds on the partnership led culture of FICare, ensuring families have a role in supporting their baby whenever they wish and at every stage in their journey.

This webinar will take place on 30 November at 1pm. Registration has closed.

Previous events

The impact of the cost of living crisis in neonatal care

Our latest webinar explored the impact of the financial barriers to families when their baby is in neonatal care and the impact the cost of living crisis has had on staff too.

While this can be a sensitive topic, it's vital that each family circumstance is taken into account to enable them to be with their baby as much as possible and key to provision of FICare.

We cover a range of topics including Bliss' new Info and Support Hub, which offers helpful and practical information around finances for families.

Two recommendations referenced in the webinar below refer first to the NHAS who support professionals give advice to people in housing need. Secondly, it is possible to order appropriate forms and information for families from the Department for Work & Pensions so that they are readily available.

Inequity in Neonatal Care

We held our third Bliss webinar in March 2023 on the theme of challenging inequity in neonatal care through open communication with families. You can also find some extra information, including how to contact the speakers and links to further reading about cultural safety.

Family Integrated Care

We held our second Bliss webinar in March 2023 on the theme of Family Integrated Care - the transition from parental involvement to parental partnership.

Parental partnership requires a challenging culture shift and this webinar explored some practical ways parents can be supported to be true partners in their baby’s care. The session featured perspectives from AHPs, family engagement and Care Coordinators.

Supporting diverse families with vulnerable babies

We held our first Bliss webinar in April 2022 on the theme of Supporting diverse families with vulnerable babies - learning from the 2021-22 RSV season and helping families facing health inequalities.

We were joined by friends from the Institute of Health Visiting and from neonatal units, to share their experiences of the RSV season, and to share good practice in diversity and inclusion on the neonatal unit.

AstraZeneca kindly provided a sponsorship grant towards this independent programme and made the event free of charge.

AstraZeneca is working in the field of Respiratory Syncytial Virus.