The following resources are available for free download by clicking on links below:


We developed these guidelines for use by healthcare staff in hospital settings. These can be downloaded and added to hospital intranet sites, and used as resources in teaching and education settings. We want to acknowledge our colleagues and international collaborators who have helped to translate these guidelines into other languages. We are keen to make these resources as widely available as possible – if you would like to offer an additional translation please get in contact with us! There are other resources available by clicking on the resources tab in the left hand sidebar.

The following resources are available for free download by clicking on links below:

  1. Guidelines – in English and other languages
  2. Parent information leaflet for use in hospital settings
  3. Set of powerpoint teaching slides – designed to be used in small group education sessions
  4. Brief 2-sided leaflet with summary of practice points from guideline – can be given out at teaching session

It is possible to share these documents/files with other staff in your hospitals and units. Please let other hospitals know, but rather than simply sharing the documents, please ask them to register themselves so we have contact details. That will allow us to notify all users of updates as we make additional resources available e.g. additional film clips, resources for parents and families.

Sands are working to produce a National Bereavement Care Pathway (NBCP) in collaboration with other charities and with the support of the Department of Health and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Baby LossPregnancy loss and the death of a baby is not a rare occurrence and the objective of the project is to ensure that all bereaved parents are offered equal, high quality, individualised, safe and sensitive care. Core members involve charities: Sands; ARC (Antenatal Results & Choices); Bliss; Lullaby Trust; Miscarriage Association and professional bodies: Institute of Health Visiting; NHS England; Neonatal Nurses Association; Royal College of Midwives; Royal College of Nurses; Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists.

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