Teddy’s Wish supports the evaluation of the National Bereavement Care Pathway

In PMQs on October 11th The Prime Minister mentioned the importance of learning the lessons from the National Bereavement Care Pathway (NBCP) pilot prior to a national roll-out. Fiveways has been commissioned to deliver the evaluation of the pilot and uncover those lessons.

The NBCP helps professionals to support families in their bereavement after any pregnancy or baby loss and aims to ensure that all bereaved parents are offered equal, high quality, individualised, safe and sensitive care. The pilot is being overseen by Sands – the stillbirth and neonatal death charity.

Over the last few weeks we have started to implement our evalaution with the 11 pilot sites and today we are pleased to share the news that the charity Teddy’s Wish is providing funding to deliver this important evaluation.

Teddy’s Wish was set up by Jennifer and Chris Reid following the death of their son Edward, a victim of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), formerly known as Cot Death. Their aim is to support other grieving families and continue research into the causes behind SIDS, neonatal death and stillbirth.

Jennifer Reid has written movingly about why Teddy’s Wish have funded the evaluation here