National Bereavement Care Pathway

Welcome to the NBCP England website. Here you’ll find all the information you need to care for families after pregnancy loss or the death of a baby.

About the NBCP

The NBCP was initiated by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for baby loss. Piloted in 11 sites in 2017/18, the NBCP is now used in 99% of NHS England hospital sites.

The pathway is led by Sands (, advised by a group or bereaved parents and is overseen by a Core Group of representatives from baby loss charities and professional organisations.

The pathway is also live in all NHS Scotland Health Boards; see our sister site for further details.

Watch this space in spring 2024 for progress in Wales and Northern Ireland or contact us for more information.

Latest News

Click the links below to find out the latest information about the NBCP

An external, independent evaluation of the NBCP in Scotland has recently been released…
A series of listening events for bereaved parents in Wales is taking place in February and March 2024. Six in-person listening events for...
More information to follow in April 2024