The results of an evaluation of the National Bereavement Care Pathway (NBCP) to support families affected by stillbirth and neonatal death has highlighted the benefits it has for parents and professionals.
The evaluation looked at the impact across 21 trusts in England over the past year.
The report says: “The majority of professionals surveyed agree that bereavement care has improved and become more consistent in their hospitals over the period of the NBCP pilot.
"Those parents surveyed who received bereavement care during the pilot overwhelmingly agree that they were treated with respect, communicated with sensitively, and that the hospital was a caring and supportive environment. It is evident from parents’ responses that many aspects of the NBCP are being effectively implemented within the pilot hospitals.”