Monthly Archives: June 2015

2015 Sands / Bliss / RCM Conference

The seventh annual joint Sands, Bliss and Royal College of Midwives Conference on Uncertainty and Loss in Maternity and Neonatal Care will take place on 17th September, 2015.

Along with professionals from a range of health roles, this conference is open for anyone to attend – you can apply to attend the conference here.

Teardrop Sticker Survey

The Improving Bereavement Care Team at Sands is currently working to develop an electronic version of the Sands Teardrop Sticker for medical notes. These stickers have been developed as a notification system for parents’ medical notes following the death of their baby. The sticker is intended to alert healthcare professionals to the parent’s loss in order to avoid distressing situations and inappropriate questions during follow up appointments and subsequent pregnancies.
Sands are looking for bereaved parents to spend five minutes where possible for their input to aid the development of this resource.
The survey can be accessed here