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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 [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|Latest News|0 Comments

What Group B Strep meant for me as a soon to be father

Guest blogger - Han-Son, dad blogger at DaddiLife.com Follow the journey at https://www.facebook.com/daddilife/   The First Check Up It's April 2014, and Jess and I are just about over the ‘shock phase’ of being pregnant in time for our first ever 12 week check up. I hear this heart beat that’s growing louder and louder. [...]

By | July 4th, 2016|2016, Latest News|0 Comments

July is Group B Strep Awareness Month

This is a great opportunity to raise vital awareness of group B Strep (use #GBSaware wherever you can), and to honour the babies who had group B Strep infection. Help us raise as much awareness as possible, so that babies do not suffer preventable group B Strep infection, and to support families affected. To find out more, click [...]

By | June 16th, 2016|Latest News|0 Comments

Raise Awareness

Share our Group B Strep Awareness Month Facts a Day – we’ll be sharing these on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn at 7am every day during July (and slightly later on Instagram). Use the hashtags #GBSaware Change your social media profile and cover pictures to show your support for Group B Strep Awareness Month. Download a [...]

By | May 27th, 2016|Group B Strep Awareness Month|0 Comments

Pin badges & Wristbands

Wear your Group B Strep Awareness pin badge and wristband with pride! You can buy the pin badges here and wristbands here. You can also buy t-shirts (check out the larger sizes just in), polo shorts and running vests if you prefer to make a bigger impression. See the Clothing section. Wear yours during Group B Strep Awareness Month and [...]

By | May 27th, 2016|Group B Strep Awareness Month|0 Comments

Take part in an event

You can join one of the following events which are taking place during Group B Strep Awareness Month: 1 July - 31 July -  The Big GBSS Bake Sale - Anywhere 2 July – Color Run Manchester 2 July – Comedy Night, Haywards Heath 9 Jul – Charity Summer Fair, Stallingborough, in memory of baby Faith 10 July [...]

By | May 27th, 2016|Group B Strep Awareness Month|0 Comments

Share your story

Taking part in Group B Strep Awareness Month this year – wearing a pin, taking part in a walk, or doing a skydive? We’d love to share what you’ve done and why. You’ll help inspire others to get involved and raise greater awareness. Email your story and photos to us at info@gbss.org.uk. Your local media are likely to be [...]

By | May 27th, 2016|Group B Strep Awareness Month|0 Comments


Please support us so we can continue our vital work. Every year, we talk to hundreds of families affected by group B Strep: on our phone helpline, on social media, in our online forums and by email. Help us continue this vital work, raising awareness and supporting those affected, by making a donation. Text GBSS02 £5 [...]

By | May 27th, 2016|Group B Strep Awareness Month|0 Comments

Big GBSS Bake Sale

This July is an extra special time for us – it’s our 20th birthday! We are asking supporters everywhere to join in our birthday celebrations and host their own Big GBSS Bake Sale during the month of July. We’re hosting our own on Friday, 1st July and we’d love to welcome you to join the fun! [...]

By | May 27th, 2016|Group B Strep Awareness Month|0 Comments

Andrew Harding’s PCT Hike: STOP PRESS …

I’m sorry to tell you that Andrew Harding was taken seriously ill on his PCT hike. Luckily a hiker found him & called US emergency services, who airlifted him to hospital – he was in a very bad way. After comprehensive tests, he has now been discharged and will be flying back to the UK [...]

By | May 3rd, 2016|Latest News, Pacific Crest Trail|0 Comments