A Fairer, Greener Scotland: Programme for Government 2021-22, was published on 7 September 2021. The programme sets out the Scottish Government's commitment to establishing a dignified, compassionate miscarriage service tailored to the needs of women in Scotland by the end of 2023.

The Scottish Government is taking forward this commitment in collaboration and partnership with the Scottish Perinatal Network, Fertility Scotland National Network, Public Health Scotland and Tommy’s.

The aim is to

  • support the development of individualised care plans after a woman’s first miscarriage
  • take forward specific recommendations made in the Lancet Series – Miscarriage Matters
  • ensure women’s services in Health Boards have dedicated facilities for women who are experiencing unexpected pregnancy complications.

Roundtable Event

A roundtable event was held on 14th March 2022 for a wide range of attendees from across Scotland with an interest in miscarriage. Attendees were professionals who are involved in caring for women at any point before, during and after a miscarriage or in supporting bereaved parents following a miscarriage.

Here are links to the Programme, Speaker Bios  and their Presentations

More information from the event and next steps will follow soon.

Expressions of Interest

The Scottish Government welcomes expressions of interest from professionals who would like to help with next steps. Please contact Kia.Jamieson@gov.scot at your earliest convenience if you would like to get involved.