Upcoming Events

Bereavement Education Conference 2022 


The third annual virtual NES Bereavement Education Conference will be held on Thursday 24th November 2022, aimed at health and social care professionals.

Watch this space for updates on the event as soon as they become available. 

You can also keep up to date at #NESBereavement2022

Future Webinars

Supporting people who are bereaved in primary care - Thursday 26 May, 12:30-13:30

Speakers: Rebecca Adams, CCL Listening Service Coordinator, NHS Tayside and Dr Sarah Luty, GP and NES Associate Advisor

Click here to register or on the flyer on the right to view as a PDF

Staff working in primary care offer support at the time of bereavement to each other, patients, their families, and carers every day in their roles. Often this is through being with each other, by listening and having conversations, however this may be something we wonder if we can do differently.

This webinar will include discussion about how to support people who are bereaved, including exploring the role that Community Chaplaincy Listening (CCL) offers as it delivers a skilled listening service within a variety of health and social care settings.



To see recordings and slides from previous webinars, please visit the Previous Webinars page. 

The Remote and Rural Scottish Centre of Excellence Festival of Learning 

19th - 30th September 2022 (rescheduled)

The Scottish Centre of Excellence Festival of Learning has been rescheduled for 19th September through to 30th September 2022 with the main base being in Portree, Isle of Skye. It will be a blend of in-person training and technology enhanced learning.


Dr Graham Whyte, Associate Postgraduate Dean for Grief & Bereavement at NHS Education for Scotland/Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Marie Curie Hospice, Glasgow, will deliver the following session on bereavement education at the Festival:

Because Grief Matters – Recognising the need for Education around Death and Bereavement

This session will explore why bereavement education matters including some discussion about the research evidence for this and outlining of the work the NHS Education for Scotland Grief and Bereavement team has been doing to enhance the preparedness of health and social care staff across Scotland to provide good bereavement care.

This will be available on 2 dates: 

  • Wednesday 21st September 10:00-12:00 (face-to-face session in Portree)
  • Thursday 29th September 14:30-15:30 (virtual webinar)

To find out more about the event including registration, please click here. For any enquiries about the event, please email events@nes.scot.nhs.uk