Parliament to debate roll out of National Bereavement Care Pathway

Posted on April 24, 2018

On Tuesday 24 April, the roll out of a National Bereavement Care Pathway (NBCP) will be debated in the House of Commons.

The adjournment debate will start at 7.00pm and will be aired live on BBC Parliament.

The NBCP aims to ensure that all bereaved parents across the UK are entitled to high-quality, individualised, safe and sensitive care.

The NBCP was developed by a number of charities – including Bliss and Sands - as well as professional organisations with the support of the Department of Health and All Party Parliamentary Group on Baby Loss.

The project was piloted at 11 sites in October 2017 and has just been rolled out at 21 more across England.

Chief Executive Caroline Lee-Davey said: “We are extremely pleased that the roll out of the NBCP will be debated in Parliament tonight, and look forward to more parents benefiting as an additional 21 sites start to deliver this valuable support. Many thanks to MP Will Quince for securing tonight’s debate.

“Every day, 15 babies in the UK die before, during or after birth. This means that thousands of families need bereavement care and support every year. Nothing can take away a parent’s grief but we can be doing much more to make things as easy as possible for them at such a devastating time.”

Watch the debate online.

Find more information about the NBCP on their website