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18 Mar

2014 Call for routine screening for GBS in Scotland

The Scottish Government’s Petitions Committee considered the petition submitted by Jackie Watt, who lost her granddaughter Lola as a result of group B Strep infection.  Jackie and Jane Plumb MBE, Chief Executive of Group B Strep Support gave evidence, and

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11 Feb

2014 Study on attitudes to GBS immunisation

Group B Streptococcus: attitudes of parents of babies affected by GBS to immunisation during pregnancy

The Oxford Vaccine Group is currently looking for parents who have previously had a child with Group B streptococcal (GBS) infection who would like to …

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01 Feb

2014 Government U-turn on GBS testing

At the very end of 2013, the Department of Health made a devastating, last minute u-turn on a policy decision to make an improved GBS-specific test available at the request of health professionals for pregnant women in their care just

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