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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 [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Latest News|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Latest News|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | January 16th, 2017|Latest News|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|Latest News, Pacific Crest Trail|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | November 28th, 2016|Latest News|0 Comments

UK National Screening Committee – GBS review

The UK National Screening Committee (NSC) has published the report they commissioned which has recommended against introducing a UK screening programme for group B Strep. The NSC revealed this in their review of antenatal screening for group B Strep, which today opened for public consultation. You can download their 'expert review for Group B Streptococcus' here (PDF [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|Latest News|0 Comments

Pfizer Awarded Grant to Evaluate Vaccine to Protect Newborns Against Group B Streptococcus Infection

We are delighted that Pfizer has been awarded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a Phase 1/2 clinical trial to evaluate a group B streptococcus vaccine. The vaccine is designed to protect newborn babies via maternal immunisation. The need for a vaccine that could protect pregnant women and their newborn babies against GBS infection is urgent, particularly [...]

By | October 19th, 2016|Latest News|0 Comments

The “Our Chance” campaign

Today the "Our Chance" campaign was launched to empower parents with the knowledge and confidence to maximise their chances of healthy outcomes for themselves and their babies. There are 25 short films available, featuring real-life stories from parents, healthcare professionals and Our Chance supporter Abbey Clancy. We're delighted to have contributed to this important campaign, [...]

By | October 17th, 2016|Latest News|0 Comments

Our Patron Sir Nicholas Soames speaks out in Parliament on group B Strep during Baby Loss Awareness Week 2016

Sir Nicholas Soames MP spoke movingly and powerfully in the Baby Loss Debate held in Parliament on 13 October 2016. It was parliament at its best - MP after MP told heart-breaking stories of baby loss. Some shared their own stories, a number for the first time in the House. Others shared their constituents' stories. Throughout, the [...]

By | October 13th, 2016|Latest News|0 Comments

Jess Swindell

Jess Swindell had a great time at the Big Fun Run in Derby on Saturday, 20 August 2016. She writes, "Just raising awareness of GBSS felt like a victory to me. The money raised is a bonus. I had people reading my GBSS t-shirt and I sent the link out to colleagues so they could [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|Fundraisers' Events|0 Comments