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Death, Dying and Bereavement

NHS Education for Scotland is working to support doctors in all aspects of care and communication around the time of death. 

Please note that this work/ these resources are for health and social care professionals. If you are a patient, relative or carer and are looking for information on end of life or bereavement care please visit NHS Inform, Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland or Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief.


Visit NES' Support around Death website for information and educational resources, or click below to find out more about some key areas of work that may be of interest to you.


Bereavement Educational Resources

Training materials to enhance the preparedness of medical staff to handle bereavement-related care and communication.

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Medical Certification of Cause of Death

Information, education and guidance on the completion of Medical Certificates of Cause of Death (MCCD).

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Fatal Accident Inquiry

Educational resources to support staff who are involved directly or indirectly in Fatal Accident Inquiries (FAI).

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