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National Bereavement Care Pathway (NBCP) Project is funded by Scottish Government and delivered in partnership with Sands – the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. The project is managed by a Core Group of people representing partner charities and professional organisations. They have generously given their time and expertise to support the development of the pathways and guide the project.

Find out about NBCP in Scotland

Antenatal Results and Choices

The national organisation helping parents and healthcare professionals through antenatal screening and its consequences.


The national organisation working to ensure that every baby born premature or sick has the best chance of survival and quality of life.

Held in Our Hearts 

The Scottish organisation providing baby loss counselling and support to families in the community.

Miscarriage Association

The national organisation providing support and information to anyone affected by the loss of a baby in pregnancy, raising awareness and promoting good practice in medical care.

Royal College of Midwives

The professional organisation and trade union for midwives and the midwifery team.


Royal College of Nursing

The professional organisation and trade union for registered nurses, midwives, health care assistants and nursing students.

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology

The professional organisation for staff working in obstetrics and gynaecology.

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

The professional organisations for staff working in paediatrics and child health.


The national organisation working to reduce the number of babies dying and to ensure that anyone affected by the death of a baby receives the best possible care and support for as long as they need it.

Scottish Cot Death Trust

The Scottish organisation providing support for anyone affected by a sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) including professionals as well as families.

Scottish Early Pregnancy Network

The network for health professionals working in early pregnancy services in Scotland.

Scottish Government

The devolved government for Scotland whose range of responsibilities includes maternal and child health.

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