NES Bereavement Annual Conference, Wednesday 24 November 

'The Changing Face of Bereavement: Providing care and maintaining our own wellbeing during the pandemic'


Free, 1-day virtual conference for health and social care professionals

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Visit the NES Events website for full details, including the event overview, abstract submissions, programme and resources

Poster Abstract Invitation: You are invited to submit poster abstracts for the NHS Education for Scotland (NES) virtual bereavement education conference. Deadline for submissions has been extended to 12 noon on Friday 24 September

Poster categories: We invite submissions of posters covering any aspect of innovation and creativity leading to improved outcomes for those who are bereaved. These may include aspects of education, service delivery and quality improvement relevant across a wide spectrum of bereavement related situations. We are also happy to accept work that has already been presented at other events.

Please download the Poster Abstract Submission Form from the NES Events website for further information. 

If you would like to view speaker film clips and information from the inaugural NES Bereavement conference please visit the 2019 Conference page

Bereavement Webinar Series

NES began hosting a webinar series in 2020, covering various bereavement-related topics for health and social care professionals. Sessions provide an opportunity to hear from a subject expert(s) and also engage in a Q+A. Almost 1800 people have registered for sessions to date with positive feedback having been received.

“Excellent presentations and very topical…”
“Well paced, relevant, credible, thank you…”
“Very informative webinar”
Please visit our 'Previous webinars' page to catch up with any sessions that you may have missed. If you have ideas for future sessions that you would like to see NES address, please get in touch at

Upcoming webinars:

  • Medical Certification of Cause of Death

    Tuesday 26th October 2021, 17:00-18:00

           Click here to register

Speakers: Dr Rosie Conway and Dr Steven Mills, Medical Reviewers, Death Certification Review Service, Healthcare Improvement Scotland

This webinar is aimed at healthcare professionals involved in completing Medical Certificates of Cause of Death (MCCDs). It will address the process of completing an MCCD, including guidance and tips on how to do so, as well as offering Q&A time for attendees to ask their own queries.


Additional dates and session information are continually updated on this page as they are confirmed.

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