Sands is working on a number of projects to improve the bereavement care offered to parents in the UK.

Upcoming Event:

TRANSFORMING LOSS, 11th ANNUAL JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE  is a one-day conference aimed at all those working in and around maternity and neonatal care, with a focus on educating the workforce to better help and support parents at times of critical illness, loss and bereavement.



Penns Lane,


B76 1LH,



Date: Wed 13 November 2019

Attending this conference will help you better understand the current national landscape and challenges of to better support parents during periods of illness and loss, it will also explore some of the new work taking place around the country. In addition to this there will be a mixture of both plenary sessions and your choice of concurrent sessions, allowing you to tailor make your programme to suit your own learning needs.

Please find the programme of the day here.  

Early bird 95-150 (book before 13th September)
Standard rate 95 – 175 (booked after 13th September).


- Who should attend?

Staff nurses, senior staff nurses Midwives, midwifery managers, specialist midwives Bereavement midwives, student midwives Neonatal nurses, senior neonatal nurses, neonatal sisters Policy managers, policy officers, academics Counsellors, psychologists, volunteers.

- What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Ramada Birmingham in the Royal town of Sutton Coldfield is set in 20 acres of mature private grounds with a tree lined driveway leading to an elegant hotel in a peaceful setting overlooking a picturesque lake. The hotel is easily accessible from the M5, M6 & M42 and we are ideally located for the town centre and Birmingham city centre. The venue is close to national rail stations and offers plenty of free parking.

Can I book accommodation?

Delegates can book online direct with the hotel or by phone. Guaranteed availability at £70 per room, per night, can only be booked by phone on +44 (0) 121 351 3111 and quote the reference 1113195RCM, bookings must be made by Monday 30 September to access this rate. Limited availability. Other rates may be available and vary online

- How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

For any enquiries please email Or call the Conference organisers on 020 3725 5840

Sign up here

modular exhibiting system
Quadrant2Design design and build exhibition stands using a unique

modular exhibiting system called Prestige. They're kindly assisting us with the design and manufacture of a stand that we'll use in our comms and fundraising efforts.