National Bereavement Care Pathway - e-Learning for Healthcare
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About the programme

Welcome to the National Bereavement Care Pathway training programme.

This programme has been written to share the elements of good bereavement care.

It has been developed by a collaboration of charities, professional organisations and people with first-hand experience to improve bereavement care and reduce variability in care after:

  • Miscarriage, which is pregnancy loss or the death of an unborn baby before 24 weeks of pregnancy
  • Ectopic pregnancy, when the pregnancy develops outside of the uterus
  • Molar pregnancy, when an abnormal fertilised egg implants in the uterus – the placental tissue develops even though the egg doesn’t
  • Termination of pregnancy after a prenatal diagnosis
  • Stillbirth, when a baby dies before or during birth at or after 24 weeks of pregnancy
  • Neonatal death, when a baby dies within 28 days of birth
  • Sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI), when a baby or toddler under 1 year dies suddenly and unexpectedly

More information

The programme is divided into two courses:

  • Bereavement Care after Pregnancy Loss or Baby Death - Learning for All

  • Bereavement Care after Pregnancy Loss or Baby Death - Healthcare Professionals

Meet the team

  • Marc Harder

    UK Programme Manager for the National Bereavement Care Pathway, Sands
  • Laura Price

    Freelance medical author and editor
  • Gail Johnson

    Education Lead for the Royal College of Midwives
  • Cheryl Titherley

    Improving Bereavement Care Manager, Sands
  • Clair Guy

    Clair Guy

    Project Manager, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Victoria Ward

    Victoria Ward

    Instructional Designer, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare

How to access

Available to all

National Bereavement Care Pathway training sessions have been designed to provide support when talking to bereaved individuals. This session offers suggestions and guidance about what to say and do. It is suitable for anyone who might come into contact, in their work or home life, with a person bereaved through pregnancy loss or baby death. This course is available to everyone and currently includes a single session called Introduction to Bereavement Care.

Register >

If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the National Bereavement Care Pathway programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are an HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access to the National Bereavement Care Pathway programme, please contact e-LfH directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact e-LfH directly to express interest.

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