Group B Strep Support

Group B Strep Support

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  • Group B Strep Support’s health information achieves certification

    Group B Strep Support has proven it is a provider of reliable, high quality health information having achieved certification by The Information Standard, a health and care certification programme supported by NHS England. Following a review of its information production processes, Group B Strep Support met the programme’s certification criteria and will therefore be [...] The post Group B Strep Su...

Group B Strep Support

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  • UK NSC recommendation on life-saving screening for newborn babies

    On Wednesday 22nd March 2017, the UK National Screening Committee recommended that the Government should not introduce routine screening of pregnant women for group B Strep. We are hugely disappointed by this recommendation. Group B Streptococcus (GBS or Strep B) is the UK’s most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies – causing sepsis, [...] The post UK NSC recommendation on ...

Group B Strep Support

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  • Tozers Joins Group B Strep Support’s Legal Panel

    National charity Group B Strep Support and law firm, Tozers, are delighted to announce their new corporate partnership to raise greater awareness of group B Strep, and provide support to families affected by it. Group B Strep is the most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies, causing meningitis, sepsis or pneumonia in [...] The post Tozers Joins Group B Strep Support’s Legal...

Group B Strep Support

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  • Strep B Stomp

    Strep B Stomp: Sunday 2 July 2017 We're excited to announce we'll be holding a fun run for all the family on Sunday 2nd July along Worthing Seafront, West Sussex. The 3-mile walk/run is all about having fun while raising money to stop group B Strep infection in babies. The run is suitable for the [...] The post Strep B Stomp appeared first on Group B Strep Support.

Group B Strep Support

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  • Irwin Mitchell Join Group B Strep Support’s Legal Panel

    National charity Group B Strep Support and leading law firm, Irwin Mitchell, are delighted to announce their new corporate partnership to raise greater awareness of group B Strep, and provide support to families affected by it. Group B Strep is the most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies, causing meningitis, sepsis [...] The post Irwin Mitchell Join Group B Strep Support’...

  • Minister for Health responds to change.org/GBS petition

    We have now received a formal response to the Change.org petition on GBS that had over 256,000 signatures (now almost 300,000) when handed into the Department of Health in January. We are deeply disappointed by the response. The letter from the Minister for Health, Philip Dunne MP, does not move the issue forward at all. [...] The post Minister for Health responds to change.org/GBS petition appear...

  • Elliott’s GBS story

    At 31 weeks pregnant i went into spontaneous labour with my son. I laboured well and after 15 hours Elliott was born safely and admitted to neonatal care. Immediately after the birth I started to display symptoms of sepsis, vomiting, shivering, disorientation and a high temperature. Elliott progressed well in neonatal care until two [...] The post Elliott’s GBS story appeared first on Group B Stre...

Group B Strep Support

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  • GBSS Response to UK NSC public consultation on antenatal group B Strep screening

    The public consultation on the report that the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) commissioned on antenatal screening for group B Strep carriage has now closed. We are now waiting to hear the decision of the UK NSC, taking into account not only the report they commissioned, but also all the comments submitted during the [...] The post GBSS Response to UK NSC public consultation on antenatal ...

Group B Strep Support

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  • My little boy had late-onset GBS infection

    I had the GBS screening during pregnancy and tested negative (Mum lives in Australia where GBS screening is routine in 5 of the 6 states). I then had a hugely traumatic birth. 48-hour labour forceps delivery and my baby ended up with 2 skull fractures and intracranial bleeding, which he fully recovered from. I [...] The post My little boy had late-onset GBS infection appeared first on Group B Stre...

Group B Strep Support

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Type: Blog Article

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  • My little boy had late onset gbs

    I had the GBS screening during pregnancy and tested negative (Mum lives in Australia where GBS screening is routine in 5 of the 6 states). I then had a hugely traumatic birth. 48-hour labour forceps delivery and my baby ended up with 2 skull fractures and intracranial bleeding, which he fully recovered from. I [...] The post My little boy had late onset gbs appeared first on Group B Strep Support.

  • ITV’s This Morning

    Fiona Paddon appeared on ITV's This Morning today to talk about the loss of her baby, Edward, as a result of group B Strep infection and her campaign to prevent the same happening to other Mums. She talked about her change.org/GBS petition and spoke very movingly about what had happened, and her heartbreak. Philip Schofield and Holly [...] The post ITV’s This Morning appeared first on Group B Stre...

  • Delivering a 250,000 strong petition

    Today was the day we joined Fiona Paddon and Scott Bramley, Edward's parents, to deliver the 250,000 strong www.change.org/GBS petition to Jeremy Hunt MP (Secretary of State for Health), Prof Dame Sally Davies (Chief Medical Officer for England) and Dr Duncan Selbie (Chief Executive, Public Health England). The petition delivery was supported on the [...] The post Delivering a 250,000 strong petit...

  • Have your say on group B Strep screening – consultation closes 25 January 2017

    Have your say on group B Strep screening - consultation closes 25 January 2017 We are very disappointed with the recommendations of the report commissioned by the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) against antenatal group B Strep screening and disagree with many of the findings and conclusions. The UK NSC looked at selected [...] The post Have your say on group B Strep screening – consultati...

  • Biotech company MinervaX announces positive results from Phase 1 GBS vaccine trials

    MinervaX, a privately held Danish biotech company, today (5th January) announced positive results from a Phase I trial in 240 healthy adult women with its protein-only GBS vaccine, targeting pregnant women for the prevention of life-threatening infections in newborns. “We are delighted that MinervaX is developing a group B Strep vaccine. Group B [...] The post Biotech company MinervaX announces p...

  • New partnership with HiberGene Diagnostics

    Group B Strep Support is delighted to announce a partnership with healthcare company HiberGene Diagnostics to help pregnant women to test for group B Strep – the most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies. One in four pregnant women is unknowingly carrying group B Strep bacteria, which causes meningitis, sepsis or pneumonia [...] The post New partnership with HiberGene Diagn...

  • Looking back on 2016

    As we pause between the Christmas and New Year holidays, it's a great time to take a minute to look back on 2016 and to thank everyone who helped make it such an amazing year. Why Guess? Campaign Parliamentary Launch On 30 November, we were delighted to kick-start our Why Guess ... [...] The post Looking back on 2016 appeared first on Group B Strep Support.

  • Helpline at Christmas

    Our Helpline (01444 416176 or info@gbss.org.uk) is open: Friday, 23rd December - 9:15am to 3.00pm Wednesday, 28th December - 9:15am to 3.00pm Thursday, 29th December - 9.15am to 3.00pm Friday, 30th December - 9.15am to 3.00pm Tuesday, 3rd January - 9.15am to 3.00pm The Helpline is closed on 26-27 December and 2nd January.   [...] The post Helpline at Christmas appeared first on Group B Strep Suppo...

  • Andrew Harding’s PCT Hike: Final Post

    I had planned to walk what is known as 'The Pacific Crest Trail' - PCT - some 2,650 miles northbound from Mexico to the Canadian border. A long, long, walk, about 5 months to do, and nearly 7 months of planning. Jane and I had spoken about GBSS, and I had determined to take [...] The post Andrew Harding’s PCT Hike: Final Post appeared first on Group B Strep Support.

  • Rates of Group B Strep Infection in Babies Rise Again

    The rate of group B Strep infections in babies aged 0-6 days rose again in 2015. The rate of 'early-onset' group B Strep infections is now 19% higher than it was when the UK first introduced a prevention strategy against these infections developing in newborn babies. The rise numbers of babies diagnosed with group B [...] The post Rates of Group B Strep Infection in Babies Rise Again appeared firs...

Group B Strep Support

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Group B Strep Support

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  • Mason

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  • Rachel and Jason’s Kent Coastal Half Marathon

    In memory of their nephew Edward-Gili, Rachel and Jason took on the Kent Coastal Half Marathon on the 4 September 2016. Rachel writes “My husband and I were running the Kent Coastal Half Marathon in memory of our nephew Edward Gili who tragically died at 9 days old in June 2014 after contracting a Group […] The post Rachel and Jason’s Kent Coastal Half Marathon appeared first on Group B Strep Supp...

Group B Strep Support

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  • Liesl Crowe-Broekhuijsen

    Liesl really enjoyed taking part in the Great North Run on Sunday, 11 September 2016. She writes “After having said to many times I want to have at least run the Great North Run, I decided to enter the ballot and if it was meant to be I would get in. Well…..Sunday the 11th  September was the result! […] The post Liesl Crowe-Broekhuijsen appeared first on Group B Strep Support.

Group B Strep Support

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Type: Blog Article

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Group B Strep Support

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Type: Blog Article

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Group B Strep Support

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