Sands is currently working on a paper for NHS England in which we will make recommendations for the remit of the role of the bereavement midwife and also give some guidance on the support structures required around the role.

Sands is keen to see as many existing bereavement midwife job descriptions as possible, and to hear from bereavement midwives about what these recommendations should look like.

There is already a discussion in the Bereavement Care Network, but we are also keen for you to contact our Improving Bereavement Care team directly with any input on cheryl.titherly@uk-sands.org.

If you are a parent and would like to feed in to this project, please do email Cheryl Titherly, our Improving bereavement care manager [email link] , with your suggestions for the remit of the bereavement midwife role.

This paper will be finalised in March, so any information you would like to share with us, needs to be sent in before the end of February 2017.  Thank you for your support with this important project.