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This NHS Education for Scotland website aims to support health and social care staff who are working with patients, carers and families before, at, and after death. It provides key information on the clinical, legislative, and practical issues involved.

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NES Bereavement Webinar Series




NES began a free monthly webinar series in July 2020 for health & social care staff. It will be covering various death and bereavement-related topics. Each webinar will provide an opportunity to hear from a subject expert and also engage in a Q+A.

Click here for more information or to register

Upcoming topics include:

  • Managing bereavement in the workplace
  • Supporting children who are bereaved during and after the pandemic
  • Dealing with bereavement as a health and social care worker in remote and rural communities
  • Bereavement following substance use


PowerPoint slides, resources and podcasts from previous webinars are also available

NES Bereavement Conferences

Following the success of the inaugural NES Bereavement Conference on 11th November 2019, the NES Bereavement team will be running a conference this year on Wednesday 24th February 2021 at the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh. 

As a health or social care professional, to be kept up to date with details of future conferences, you may wish to sign up to our quarterly e-newsletter.

If you would like to see film clips or read some of the presentations that were delivered in 2019, please click here.

Short Educational Animations

This animation is one example of the short educational videos NES have produced for health and social care professionals around bereavement - please visit our video wall to see more.

Discussing dying is something most of us shy away from. The potential discomfort is not just in the patient’s mind - it’s also likely to be in the minds of the professionals who are looking after them. This NES video aims to help healthcare professionals discuss dying openly and honestly with their patients.

Two downloadable leaflets which accompany the video can be found here: summary leaflet and detailed leaflet.

NES Bereavement e-Newsletter

NHS Education for Scotland's Grief & Bereavement team produces a quarterly e-Newsletter aimed at health and social care professionals.

If you'd like to be kept up to date with training and educational materials related to bereavement care, please subscribe using the link below.

Go to the e-Newsletter sign-up page

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