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Royds Withy King Joins Group B Strep Support’s Legal Panel

National charity Group B Strep Support and specialist law firm, Royds Withy King are delighted to announce their partnership in working together to raise greater awareness of group B Strep and to provide advice and support to families whose babies may have been affected by it. Group B Strep is the most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies, causing meningitis, sepsis or pneumonia in more than 700 babies a year in the UK. On average, two babies a day develop group B Strep infection, and one baby a week dies from group B Strep infection, and another baby is left with life-changing disability. Find out more about Royds Withy King's work involving group B strep. “Every parent’s key [...]

By | 2017-03-28T16:58:30+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Latest News|0 Comments

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 more than 700 babies a year in the UK. On average, two babies a day develop group B Strep infection, and one baby a week dies from group B Strep infection, and another baby is left with life-changing disability. Although home testing kits are available to buy for less than £40, Tozers has been calling for the NHS to make the ‘gold standard’  test available on the [...]

By | 2017-03-28T16:38:54+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Latest News|0 Comments

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. Apart from two sentences, it is made up entirely of standard 'boilerplate' content, seen many times in correspondence from the Department of Health, and simply summarises the current position.   “We are so disappointed by this letter - it may be that the Minister does, as he says: 'fully appreciate the concerns raised by the signatories' but, if so, he has failed to show [...]

By | 2017-03-20T19:50:22+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Latest News|0 Comments

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 public consultation. We were very disappointed with the report that was commissioned and disagree profoundly with many of the findings and conclusions. The UK NSC review looked at selected evidence published since 2012 and the report recommended against introducing a screening programme. We strongly disagree with this – evidence shows that screening can and does save lives and reduces the risk of long-term disability by preventing devastating [...]

By | 2017-02-16T08:30:05+00:00 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. My internal voice is saying ‘WOW’ Jess is growing an actual little human inside her!’ This is serial, incredible, and yes a little scary too. Bloods are taken, and we get some news soon after that Jess may have Group Strep B. ‘Strep what?’ I had never heard of it before - was it good? bad? It can’t be that bad if I’ve never heard [...]

By | 2017-01-11T18:39:43+00:00 July 4th, 2016|2016, Latest News|0 Comments