An inspirational woman from Rickmansworth has been awarded an MBE in His Majesty King Charles III’s Birthday Honours list for her services to bereaved parents.
Jane Elizabeth Scott, founder of the National Bereavement Midwives’ Forum (NBMF), was announced on June 16 as one of those to be awarded in the King’s first Honours list.
She is currently working with NHS England in developing a toolkit to capture the voices of bereaved parents after the loss of their baby, in order to help hospitals enhance the care they offer families.
Jane has been the lead in developing a forum for bereavement midwives across the UK where support, advice and top care tips can be exchanged and disparities in care can be identified and a resolution found.
The NMBF also trains and supports healthcare professionals in understanding and being equipped to deliver the practical and psychological requirements of bereaved parents.
NHS chief executive Amanda Pritchard said: “I want to congratulate Jane and everyone working in the NHS and care sector receiving an honour – it is richly deserved.”