October 2019 update:
Eleven new sites sign up to NBCP England & free workshops announced
We are delighted to announce that a further 11 new sites have signed up to the NBCP programme and are working towards the nine bereavement care standards.
These eleven have signed up subsequent to the publication of the pilot site evaluation in May of this year and are as follows:
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
North Bristol Hospitals NHS Trust
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust- Burton site
Calderdale - Locala Health Visitors & partners
Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
St Mary's Hospital (Isle of Wight) NHS Trust
Queen Elizabeth King's Lynn NHS Trust
Guys & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust London
Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Luton & Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
This brings the total of NBCP sites to 43, after the successful pilot site programme covering 32 sites. We are also thrilled that a further 59 sites have formally expressed their interest in joining the programme, and look forward to receiving their formal commitment over the coming weeks.
A series of workshops has been scheduled for November and December for those sites in the process of, or interested in adopting the NBCP. Healthcare professionals can book their attendance at these free workshops via the links below:
We are hoping to release dates for the East (December) London (January) and the North West (February) as soon as possible.
National Bereavement Care Pathway - update September 2019
3 September 2019: The NBCP England guidance materials (full versions and short versions for all five pathways) have been updated and uploaded to the website. For those sites using the previous versions, please remove these and use those updated today.
Since the roll-out of the NBCP began in May of this year, around 100 new Trusts have expressed their interest in adopting the NBCP. A number have then confirmed their plans and committed to adopt the NBCP. These sites will shortly receive a NBCP implementation pack from the central team.
The NBCP e-learning training programme will be available very soon - check back regularly for updates over the next few days.
Prime Minister urges all NHS Trusts to adopt the National Bereavement Care Pathway
During Prime Minister’s Questions in Westminster on 15 May, the Prime Minister, in responding to a question from Antoinette Sandbach MP regarding the NBCP evaluation report released on 10 May, recognised the support that the NBCP provides to bereaved parents and urged all NHS Trusts to adopt the pathway. Your trust can do so by clicking the ‘register your interest’ button below.