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Media coverage is so important in raising awareness of just how preventable most group B Strep infections in babies are, and showing why prevention is key.

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Watch this space for the latest press articles about group B Strep and/or Group B Strep Support

Antibiotics should be offered to all women in pre-term labour (The Pharmaceutical Journal, 15/09/2017)

Banchory mum’s fundraising delight (Donside Piper and Herald, 15/09/2017)

Early labour treatment for Group B Strep (Boots WebMD, 15/09/2017)

#GPnews: GPs welcome (apparent) cross-party support for NHS pay rise (Pulse Today, 14/09/2017)

Antibiotics advised for woman in premature labour over deadly infection fears (Times and Star, 14/09/2017)

More pregnant women to get Group B Strep treatment (BBC News, 13/09/2017)

Pregnant Women In Premature Labour Should Be Offered Antibiotics To Tackle Group B Strep (Huffington Post, 13/09/2017)

‘The world would be a little less bright without her’: Mum relives 13-day-old baby’s sepsis horror (Chronicle Live, 13/09/2017)

Dumbarton family’s bid to protect babies from Group B Strep gets huge boost (Daily Record, 24/08/2017)

Dundee mum speaks of fears after Leo contracted meningitis at four weeks old (Dundee Evening Telegraph, 21/08/2017)

I didn’t know I had Strep B .. but a simple test could have told me” (Lancashire Post, 28/07/2017)

Solicitor for bereaved mother highlights the importance of Group B Strep awareness and the need for testing in pregnancy (Lexology, 25/07/2017)

Suffolk mum backs Group B Strep Support’s awareness month campaign after newborn son almost died of the infection (East Anglia Daily Times, 25/07/2017)

Lancaster mum’s warning after newborn son survives life-threatening Group B Strep infection (The Visitor, 21/07/2017)

Lancaster mum’s warning after newborn son survives life-threatening Group B Strep infection (Lancaster Guardian, 21/07/2017)

Mother tells of heartache as ‘perfect little man’ died after emergency C-section (Irish Independent, 17/07/2017)

Baby suffered brain damage and died after hospital missed warning signs (The Irish Times, 13/07/2017)

Devastated Waterford mum describes bringing her first born baby home in a tiny white coffin after series of errors in maternity hospital (The Irish Sun, 13/07/2017)

Parents ‘brought firstborn son home in a tiny white coffin’ (Irish Examiner, 13/07/2017)

Inquest hears newborn’s death down to missed opportunities (RTE. 13/07/2017))

Father saves life of baby son by giving him CPR (ITV Meridian Tonight, 11/07/2017)

Father’s kiss of life saves his baby son’s life (The Brighton Argus, 10/07/2017)

‘It’s like Russian Roulette with babies’ lives’: Mum claims NHS failed to take GBS fears seriously (The Sunday Post, 09/07/2017)

MP supports baby charity’s national campaign (Mid Sussex Times, 07/07/2017)

Family of brave Dumbarton tot urge for better testing of mums-to-be (Daily Record, 06/07/2017)

Fun run such a success that next year’s is being planned (Worthing Herald, 06/07/2017)

Mum sues scandal-hit hospital after her son was left disabled as ‘medics failed to give antibiotics’ (Daily Mirror, 27/06/2017)

Baby death rate at scandal-hit hospital 46% higher than national average as 15 tots die’ (Daily Mirror, 27/06/2017)

Clinical briefing: Group B streptococcus screening (Pharmacy Magazine, 25/05/2017)

Mother continues to raise awareness of life-threatening infection (Worthing Herald, 09/05/2017)

Biovac and PATH announce partnership to develop novel vaccine against newborn infection (Path, 02/05/2017)

Hanley dad set to take on London Marathon after daughter’s battle with serious illness (The Sentinel, 22/04/2017)

FIFTEEN babies and three mothers have died at one NHS Trust over the past decade after staff failed to spot vital warning signs (MailOnline, 21/04/2017)

Marathon effort for family raising awareness of infection that left daughter close to death (Signal1, 21/04/2017)

Strep B in pregnancy (Made for Mums, 20/04/2017)

GBS screening for pregnant women ‘can significantly cut risk to newborns’ (AOL, 20/04/2017)

Group B strep screening ‘can cut risk to newborns’ (RCNi, 20/04/2017)

Midwives failed my baby girl as infection killed her in just 31 hours (Mirror, 20/04/2017)

Strep B screening for pregnant women ‘can significantly cut risk to newborns‘ (Express, 20/04/2017)

GBS screening for pregnant women ‘can significantly cut risk to newborns’ (Evening Express, 20/04/2017)

Research suggests screening pregnant women for infection could cut risk to newborns (ITV, 20/04/2017)

Screening pregnant women for deadly infection can slash risk to babies (Mirror, 20/04/2017)

GBS screening for pregnant women ‘can significantly cut risk to newborns’ (Belfast Telegraph, 20/04/2017)

Give pregnant women routine test for deadly bug, says experts: Call to check for B Strep bacteria that can lead to blood poisoning and pneumonia (Daily Mail, 20/04/2017)

Pilot screening programme for group B Strep (NowBaby, 20/04/2017)

Watch Prince Harry Adorably Panic as He Realizes He Left a 5-Year-Old with Huge Scissors (People.com, 19/04/2017)

Government urged to reconsider screening for group B Strep in pregnancy (NurseryWorld, 19/04/2017)

Chelmsford couple want lessons learned after Broomfield stillborn heartache (EssexLive, 19/04/2017)

London pharmacies and Weldricks to offer £35 Strep B service (Chemist and Druggist, 18/04/2017)

Alex’s boost for charity after fight for life (Peterborough Today, 15/04/2017)

Mother’s stillbirth agony as NHS blunder meant she wasn’t given the right antibiotics that could have saved her baby son (Daily Mail, 15/04/2017)

Pippa’s death was preventable, says coroner (News North Wales, 13/04/2017)

Parents’ anger at baby deaths NHS trust (BBC, 13/04/2017)

Mother: “This should never have happened” (BBC, 12/04/2017)

‘TELL HIM YOU LOVE HIM’ Charlie Gard’s parents receive heartbreaking advice from mum who had to make the devastating decision to turn son’s life support machine off after baby death judgment (The Sun, 13/04/2017)

Death of Shropshire baby brings back heartbreak for campaigner (Shropshire Star, 08/04/2017)

Shropshire baby tragedy: Campaigner wants routine screening against deadly Group B Strep infection (Shropshire Star, 06/04/2017)

Shropshire baby’s death preventable, coroner rules (BBC, 05/04/2017)

Mother vows to continue fight after Strep B test rejected (STV News, 30/03/2017)

Melissa and Andy Barclay call for greater testing of deadly Group B Strep during pregnancy (Rochdale News, 30/03/2017)

Charity ‘hugely disappointed’ in B Strep screening setback (Mid Sussex Times, 28/03/2017)

Mum’s fury as calls to routinely screen pregnant women for Strep B are rejected  (Daily Gazette, 28/03/2017)

‘Our baby died just hours before she was born’ (Irish Independent, 28/03/2017)

Gorleston mum’s frustration at setback in hunt for routine Group B Strep screenings (Eastern Daily Press, 25/03/2017)

Wadebridge couple raise awareness of deadly infection Group B Strep after birth of disabled daughter (Cornwall Live, 25/03/2017)

Charity’s anger over decision on screening tests (The Argus, 25/03/2017)

Group B Streptococcus Screening For Pregnant Women ‘Not Recommended’ By National Screening Committee (Huffington Post, 23/03/2017)

Rochdale parents call for testing for Group B strep (ITV, 21/03/2017)

BLOG: ”Alert Strep B” – Granada Reports’ Caroline Whitmore and her experience of Group B Strep (ITV, 21/03/2017)

What is Group B Strep? Everything you need to know (ITV, 21/03/2017)

Raising awareness of a deadly infection (ITV, 21/03/2017)

Newborns at risk from deadly Group B Strep bacteria (BBC News, 05/03/2017)

One baby dies every two weeks because of a preventable infection, probe finds (Belfast Telegraph, 05/03/2017)

One baby dies every two weeks because of a preventable infection, probe finds (BT, 05/03/2017)

One baby dies every two weeks from a preventable infection (Independent, 05/03/2017)

Pregnant and not heard of group B Strep? (New Scientist, 15/02/2017)

Baby died 28 minutes after being born, inquest hears (Express & Echo (Exeter), 09/02/2017)

Local mother speaks out about dealing with child loss through miscarriage and stillbirth, as she and her husband welcome their very own ‘Rainbow Baby’ (Derry Now, 08/02/2017)

A £40 DIY kit that can save babies: Pregnant women can now screen themselves at home for deadly Group B Strep bacterium (Mail on Sunday, 05/02/2017)

International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month (MIDIRS, 02/02/2017)

What is Group B Strep? Everything pregnant women should know (Metro, 31/01/2017)

Angela Belassie, of Bristol, tells how she and her daughter nearly died from Group B Strep (Bridgwater Mercury, 28/01/2017)

‘A £35 test could have prevented my son from having meningitis’ – Bristol mum (Bristol Post, 27/01/2017)

Lives of mum and unborn baby saved during trip to beautician – 100 hours after waters broke (Bristol Post, 25/01/2017)

Group B Strep: Why don’t we test for it? (ITV This Morning, 24/01/2017)

Petition calling for routine group B Step tests in the UK goes to parliament (MIDIRS, 24/01/2017)

Group B Strep warning: The £35 test which could save YOUR baby’s life (Express, 24/01/2017)

What is Group B Streptococcus? (BT, 24/01/2017)

‘Losing Zach was so hard… but Leo has brought a bit of light back into our lives’ (Sunday Post, 24/01/2017)

Bereaved parents deliver 250,000-strong petition which calls for routine test to prevent baby deaths (Wales Online, 23/01/2017)

Call for Group B Strep tests to prevent baby deaths (Sky News, 23/01/2017)

Group B Strep (BBC South Today, 23/01/2017)

Bereaved parents call for routine Strep B screening (OnMedica, 23/01/2017)

Colchester mum Su Newton joins 250,000 name petition for freely available Strep B testing (Gazette News, 22/01/2017)

Derry parents urged to sign petition to Department of Health calling for action to protect newborn babies (Derry Now, 19/01/2017)

Mum Su Newton from Colchester welcomes breakthrough in Strep B testing after daughter nearly dies from virus (Essex County Standard, 10/01/2017)

Strep B Group given MP’s support for campaign (Basildon, Canvey & Southend Echo, 07/01/2017)

DIY group B Strep test now available to pregnant women in the UK (MIDIRS, 05/01/2017)

NHS forks out £10million on trial of lifestyle pill to prevent HIV… but £8million scheme screening for bacteria that kills babies costs too much, says experts (Mail on Sunday, 04/12/2016)

Lincolnshire Talks: Should women be tested for Group B Strep during pregnancy? (Lincolnshire Reporter, 26/11/2016)

‘I knew immediately something was wrong’: Newborn baby saved seconds from death after his mother contracted ‘harmless’ infection DURING pregnancy (Daily Mail, 23/11/2016)

This baby was seconds away from death after contracting a deadly illness (Chronicle Live, 23/11/2016)

Royal Surrey NHS trust pays out millions to family of girl left brain damaged by infection diagnosis failure (Get Surrey, 15/11/2016)

Why breast really IS best: A mother’s milk contains sugars which protect babies from deadly meningitis, blood poisoning and pneumonia (Daily Mail, 26/08/2016)

Breast milk sugar may protect babies against deadly infection (Imperial College London, 26/08/2016)

Mum takes to the skies after little-known infection GBS nearly kills baby son (Messenger, 12/08/2016)

Barrhead woman organises bikini walk to raise awareness of group B Strep infection (Barrhead News, 05/08/2016)

Group B Strep – what do you know? (Tommy’s Midwives, 21/07/2016)

This Morning’s Dr Chris Steele issues warning over potentially fatal Strep B infection (Express, 20/07/2016)

Group B strep – what is it, and how to test for it (ITV This Morning, 19/07/2016)

Awareness and funds raised at fun event in memory of baby Faith (Grimsby Telegraph, 18/07/2016)

Mum calls for Group B Strep tests after her baby died (BBC News – Shropshire, 18/07/2016)

Group B Strep – Sarah & Zachary’s story (The Motherload, 15/07/2016)

Family turn heartache of losing child into mission to save newborn babies (Grimsby Telegraph, 09/07/2016)

Mother was so scared she’d lose her baby to group B Strep (Sunday Post, 05/07/2016)

Durkan vows to continue lobbying for Streps B screening programme (Derry Now, 01/07/2016)

Port mum tells of fear after newborn baby was struck down by deadly infection (Greenock Telegraph, 30/06/2016)

Chocoholic mum Su Newton raising money to help prevent life-threatening infections in newborns (Daily Gazette, 29/06/2016)

Rapid test for group B strep at labour piloted (Irish Medical Times, 15/06/2016)

Mother’s heartbreak over ‘perfectly healthy’ baby’s sudden death (Argus, 03/06/2016)

Sheffield youngster’s charity hike after surviving life threatening infection (The Star, 24/05/2016)

Essex grandfather to trek the Pacific Crest Trail for Group B Strep Support (East Anglia Daily Times, 26/04/2016)

‘An £11 test could have saved our babies’: Grieving mothers urge the Government to screen pregnant women for little-known bacteria that kills one newborn a WEEK (Mail Online, 28/03/2016)

Chloe,16, shares her  personal story of being a teenage mum (Uttoxter Advertiser, 16/03/2016)

‘Vaginal seeding’ of babies born by C-section could pose infection risk, doctors warn (Guardian, 24/02/2016)

Grieving parents say a simple test could have saved their newborn baby’s life  (ITV Meridian, 23/02/2016)

Testing could save the lives of newborns’ (Eastbourne Herald 19/02/2016)

Bourne couple warn parents of dangers of infection (Rutland Times 19/02/2016)

Desborough couple successfully give birth two years after tragically losing daughter to little-known infection (Northamptonshire Telegraph, 16/02/2016)

Campaigning mum’s baby dies in her arms at 10 months despite predictions of “days or weeks” (Northern Echo 08/02/2016)

Future generations will count the cost of cuts in UK statistics (Guardian, 07/02/2016)

Grandmother of tragic Kilwinning baby outraged at rising rates of Strep B infections (Irvine Times 04/02/2016)

Group B Strep infections in babies still rising (MIDIRS 03/02/2016)

‘Rare’ infection blamed for baby’s death (Hackney Gazette 01/02/2016)

Calls for routine Strep B pregnancy tests (UTV 01/02/2016)

New guidelines needed to protect Gloucester babies against Group B Strep (Gloucester Citizen 29/01/2016)

‘Tragically ill’ baby girl died within hours of birth after undetected infection (Surrey Comet 27/01/2016)

Family fun for a good cause (Blackpool Gazette 19/01/2016)

Bereaved Mum Persuades MSPs To Take ‘Definitive Action’ Over Group B Strep Screening In Pregnancy (15/01/2016 HuffPost UK)

Parents’ plea over killer bug (13/01/2016 Motherwell Times)

‘This has to change’: Couple whose child died after they were not offered £11 meningitis test demand action (13/01/2016 The Mirror)

Couple who’s child died after they were not offered £11 Strep test take fight for mandatory testing to Holyrood (13/01/2016 Daily Record)

Mary Millar: Bacterial meningitis is a major cause of disability and death in young (13/01/2016 The National)

MSPs call for action after tragic mother’s plea to help save babies (13/01/2016 The National)

Group B Strep Vaccine For Pregnant Women Found Safe, Effective In Phase 2 Trial (12/01/2016 Forbes)

Bellshill mum whose baby died of Group B Strep takes her awareness-raising campaign to Holyrood (12/01/2016 Evening Times)

Holyrood committee calls for action on pregnancy infection test (12/01/2016 The Extra)

Holyrood committee calls for ‘definitive’ action on pregnancy infection test (12/01/2016 Herald Scotland)

Mother whose baby died of Group B Strep takes her awareness-raising campaign to Holyrood (12/01/2016 The National)

Mother takes campaign to parliament after losing baby to strep B (07/01/2016 STV)

Heartbroken mum champions BioKinetic vaccine to help end baby deaths (06/01/2016 Belfast Live)

Simple £11 test that could help save hundreds of babies’ lives (05/01/2016 The Sun)

Parents warn of dangers of Strep B after losing baby son to disease (24/12/2015 STV)

Mother who lost newborn Zach plea to Government: £11 Group B Strep test could have saved my son (07/12/2015 Evening Times)

Government leave 700,000 mothers untested for infection which kills babies (06/12/2015 Mirror Online)

Pilot shows screening saves babies’ lives (06/12/2015, Infant Grapevine – page 6)

NICE publishes new guideline to reduce premature birth rates (20/11/2015 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence)

Bereaved parents warn of dangers of Strep B after losing baby son Zach to the preventable infection (17/11/2015 Daily Record)

Neonatal care services need investment now (17/11/2016, Guardian)

Carl Froch reveals daughter’s early fight for life: ‘It was worst two weeks of my life, I felt helpless… but she is a fighter’ (16/11/2015 Daily Mail)

‘It’s absolutely criminal’: Young mother furious after her newborn daughter almost died because there is no routine testing of pregnant women for common but potentially deadly bacteria (13/11/2015, Daily Mail)

Vegas challenge is no gamble says Tighe (12/11/2015 Bridlington Free Press)

Council supports baby charity’s campaign (10/11/2015 Mid Sussex Times)

Death on our maternity wards (08/11/2015 Fabulous/Sun on Sunday)

The infection all Mums should know about (05/11/2015 Prima Baby & Pregnancy)

Devastated mother reveals heartache of giving birth to her stillborn son whose heart stopped beating in the womb – and her joy at having ‘miracle’ twins a year later (03/11/2015, Daily Mail)

UK charity welcomes pilot showing screening saves babies’ lives (04/11/2015 Medical News Today)

‘Offer all pregnant women £11 test that could have saved our beautiful boy’, say parents after death of nine-day-old baby (04/11/2015 London Evening Standard)

Tests for Group B Strep ‘dramatically cuts risk to babies,’ research finds (03/11/2015 Metro)

Screening pregnant women for a deadly infection can dramatically cut the risk of their babies developing it, according to new research. (03/11/2015 BT.com)

One mum campaigns to introduce check-ups for a common infection that killed her only son (03/11/2015 The Belfast Telegraph)

The danger of group B Strep and the fight for life (03/11/2015 The Irish News)

Taunton mum’s ambassador role with charity that supported her when her baby was at death’s door (04/11/2015 Somerset County Gazette)

Baby died from infection which can be detected with an £11 test: Tragedy prompts coroner to demand Government action over screening (02/11/2015, Mail Online)

Doctor urges £11 test to save babies’ lives after coroner rules baby’s death from infection was ‘avoidable’ (29/10/2015 London Evening Standard)

Nantwich mum backs baby charity’s campaign (08/10/2015 Crewe Chronicle)

Baby Zayn’s gift keeps on giving (08/10/2015 Clitheroe Advertiser)

Boxing for Briannah (28/09/2015 Newton News)

Sir Nicholas is patron of baby charity (23/09/2015 East Grinstead Online)

Fitzpatrick feared for his baby’s life (20/09/2015 The Clare Champion)

Family appeal for magic carpet funds (20/09/2015 Hereford Times)

Campaigning Walsall mother named volunteer ambassador for national charity (11/09/2015 Walsall Advertiser)

Dundee mum left ‘so scared’ after newborn daughter diagnosed with deadly infection (08/09/2015 Evening Telegraph)

Mums-to-be’ need this test (06/09/2015 Kent on Sunday)

Dad Jozef joins campaign to prevent babies contracting life-threatening group B Strep infection (05/09/2015 Wales Online)

A simple test could save the lives of more babies like Isla (23/08/2015 Eastern Daily Press)

An £11 test could save babies’ lives – why is not offered to every expectant mother? (22/08/2015 East Anglian Daily Times)

Cannock woman with severely disable daughter calls for pregnant women to have group B Strep test (08/08/2015 Cannock Mercury)

Walsall woman with severely disabled daughter calls for pregnant women to have Group B Strep test (08/08/2015 Walsall Advertiser)

Llanelli mum organises charity ghost hunt to raise awareness of group B Strep (06/08/2015 Llanelli Star)

Mother backs campaign for NHS to test for life-threatening disease (03/08/2015 Express & Star)

Petition calls for group B Strep test for newborns (30/07/2015 Nursery World)

Can you guess a carrier of group B Strep bacteria? (29/07/2015 MIDIRS Midwifery Digest)

National charity launches campaign to save babies’ lives, “Why guess… when you can test?” (28/07/2015 Yareah Magazine)

Government refuses £11 NHS test which could prevent a newborn from dying every week (25/07/2015 Mirror)

Colchester mum urges people to push for routine Group B Strep screening (24/07/2015 East Anglian Daily Times)

Simple test could have saved my baby son, claims Telford mother (20/07/2015, Shropshire Star)

Help Prevent the Loss of One Newborn Baby a Week (17/07/2015, Huffington Post)

Desborough couple back national call for routine testing of pregnant women for potentially lethal infection (16/07/2015 Northamptonshire Telegraph)

Mum heartbroken after newborn son dies from common bug that causes a sore throat (14/07/2015 Mirror)

Group B Strep: The rare but life-threatening infection for newborn babies (14/07/2015 Closer)

Grieving mother begs government to test all pregnant women for Group B Strep: ‘It’s not good enough’ (13/07/2015 Closer)

Bereaved Mother Calls For All Pregnant Women To Be Tested For Group B Strep To Prevent More Avoidable Deaths (10/07/2015 Huffington Post)

Sir Nicholas Soames joins Lindfield Mother’s Baby Support Charity (10/07/2015 Mid Sussex Times)

Raising awareness of a potentially fatal condition (07/07/2015 Shoreham Herald)

Grieving Hartlepool Mother urges people to sign Group B Streptococcus petition (06/07/2015 Hartlepool Mail)

Mum’s plea to raise profile of infection (04/07/2015 Halifax Courier)

Gran devastated by child safety defeat (04/07/2015 Irvine Times)

Everything you need to know about group B Strep (01/07/2015 My Baba)

Drybrook dad becomes ‘charity ambassador’ (30/06/2015 Gloucester Citizen)

Doctor calls on NHS to offer routine screening for pregnant women to identify bacteria which kills one newborn baby a week (29/06/2015 Wales Online)

Thank goodness I gave birth in France (18/06/2015 The Telegraph)

Coronation Street mistake helps Sussex charity (18/06/2015 The Argus)

How could the case of ‘Montgomery’ affect future birth injury claims? (18/06/2015 Leigh Day)

Baby charity slams Coronation Street over soap’s mistake: “It was so very disappointing.” (17/06/2015 Closer Online)

Durkan Urges PM to introduce UK-wide Strep B Screening (11/06/2015 Derry Daily)

‘I feel I should be planning my son’s future and not his funeral’: Cwmbran couple seek answers after their baby dies at Royal Gwent Hospital (05/06/2015 South Wales Argus)

Mum’s appeal to run for Haywards Heath baby charity (04/06/2015 Mid Sussex Times)

Call for pregnant women to be screened for Group B Streptococcus (03/06/2015 Gloucester Citizen)

What is Group B Streptococcus and should there be automatic screening for pregnant women? (01/06/2015 Gloucester Citizen)

Grieving mother releases tragic picture of the only hug she shared with her baby as she calls for more screening of the bug that killed him (31/05/2015 DailyMail Online)

Grieving mum releases poignant picture of first and only hug with her dying newborn son (31/05/2015 The Mirror)

Grieving Hartlepool mother calls for routine testing after her baby died from bacteria infection (30/05/2015 Hartlepool Mail)

Newborn baby’s death prompts investigation (29/05/2015 ITV Wales)

Hartlepool mum backs GBS screening campaign (28/05/2015 The Northern Echo)

Woman gives birth to 12lb, 4oz bruiser…  (28/05/2015 DailyMail Online)

Dad takes on three peaks challenge to raise money for simple test which saved daughter’s life (25/05/2015 South Wales Evening Post)

Mother of terminally ill baby pleads for routine GBS screening (23/05/2015 The Northern Echo)

Mum Su raps hospital policy on screening (19/05/2015 Daily Gazette, Colchester)

James Roby: We’d never heard of Group B Strep – until it nearly robbed us of our baby boy (19/05/2015 The Express)

Coroner urges review after death of baby (09/05/2015 Rochdale Online)

Newborn baby died after waiting three hours for antibiotics which could have saved his life (07/05/2015 Mirror Online)

Coroner criticises three-hour delay in treating tragic tot born at North Manchester General Hospital (06/05/2015 Manchester Evening News)

Rugby league’s James Roby on son’s meningitis: Ollie was so ill but we’d never heard of B strep (05/05/2015 Daily Mirror)

Charity which fights infections in newborns celebrates progress (30/04/2015 Mid-Sussex Times)

Roby backs charity ‘close to my heart’ (27/04/2015 St Helens Reporter)

The rugby league star James Roby has become patron of Group B Strep Support (23/04/2015 Third Sector)

Mother praises Northwick Park Hospital ‘trailblazers’ fighting newborn infections (15/04/2015 Brighton Argus)

Roby Patron of meningitis charity (15/04/2015 Lancashire Evening Post)

James Roby Patron  (14/04/2015 Isle of Man Today)

Why James Roby is doing all he can to raise awareness of group B Strep (14/04/2015 St Helen’s Star)

“Proof testing mothers for killer bug saves babies:Screening for GBS at hospital resulted in not a single case of bacteria spreading to infants” (12/04/2015 Mail on Sunday)

Jane Plumb explains why screening for GBS is so important (12/04/2015 Mail Online)

Greater awareness needed say family after son contracts meningitis (25/03/2015 The Bristol Post)

A Simple Test to Save a Life  (18/03/2015 Helpful Baby Tips)

Marlene Parr raises awareness of Group B Strep Support charity after her first grandchild died from the infection at birth (16/03/2015 Huddersfield Daily Examiner)

Maternity Units fight back against Strep B (12/03/2015 Irvine Times)

Joy and heartache of ‘miracle babies’ (23/02/2015 Mensa UK)

International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month Family  (15/02/2015 Family Friendly Working online)

Top consultant backs grieving couple’s campaign to protect babies from deadly bacteria (10/02/2015 Wales Online)

The Cottons share their son Thomas’ story on BBC South Today (10/02/2015 BBC South Today)

Fleet woman calls for routine screening for bacteria that killed her unborn baby (10/02/2015 Eagle News Radio)

Robyn goes for the chop to help unwell children (09/02/2015 The News-Portsmouth)

Grieving parents call for change in medical guidelines (09/02/2015 ITV News-Granada)

Parents fight for guideline change to save newborn babies (09/02/2015 ITV News-Wales)

Strep B – the silent killer that too many of us have never heard of (08/02/2015 Sunday Post)

How can I protect my unborn baby from Group B Strep? (06/02/2015 Liverpool Echo)

What is Strep B? How does it affect women during pregnancy? (06/02/2015 Wales Online)

‘She was my little girl, but she was gone.’ Heartbroken parents of stillborn daughter call for better screenings (05/02/2015 Daily Mirror)

Heartbroken parents call for change in medical guidelines (04/02/2015 Wales Online)

Cranwell mum championing campaign for Strep B screening in pregnant women (Sleaford Target 04/02/2015)

Fight goes on for Strep B testing (Irvine Times 21/01/2015)

Parents need to be aware of infection‘, says Forest of Dean father following his child’s ordeal 20 years ago (Gloucester Citizen 20/01/2015)

Mum joins urgent calls to screen for infection that killed her baby (Shoreham Herald, Littlehampton Gazette and Worthing Herald 16/01/2015)

Young mum photographs daughter every single day since she almost died after birth (Irish Examiner 14/01/2015 )

Charity calls for routine screening for group B Strep (Babyworld.co.uk 14/01/2015 )

How little Jack battled against odds to thrive (Chorley Guardian 14/01/2015)

Sussex MP calls Government to account for failures in preventing the rise of deadly infection in newborn babies (Family Friendly Working 10/01/2015 )

MP highlights Group B Strep rate rise (Royal College of Midwives 09/01/2015)

Group B Strep: what every mum-to-be should know (MadeForMums.com 08/01/2015)

Durkan Lobbies Minister of Health for UK-wide Strep B Screening (Derry Daily 08/01/2015)

Charity Christmas Carols in Haywards Heath (Mid-Sussex Times 08/01/2015)

Hull mum calls for Group B Strep testing in the UK: Radio Interview (KCFM 99.8  05/01/2015)

NICE issues priorities for treating sick babies with antibiotics (NursingTimes.net 18/12/2014)

Best Friends because of our miracle babies (Woman’s Own 15/12/2014)

Lindfield mother raises awareness of potentially fatal condition (Bright FM 12/12/2014)

Joy for the family who suffered a parent’s worst nightmare (Androssan & Saltcoats Herald 12/12/2014)

Kilwinning couple’s baby joy after losing tragic Lola (Irvine Times 11/12/2014)

Campaign to stop fatal baby infections in Haywards Heath (Mid Sussex Times 09/12/2014)

Tragic baby couple; Medics let us down (Halstead Gazette 08/12/2014)

Keep raising awareness of Group B Strep (Babyworld 05/12/2014)

Emma’s festive thanks for her ‘little magazine’ (Daily Gazette 02/12/2014)

The Comeback Kid (Chat Magazine 27/11/2014)

Sandhurst mum campaigns over infection risks (Bracknell News 18/11/2014)

Group B Strep increase, says study – RCM (28/10/2014)

Is the NHS doing enough to stop Group B Strep in newborns (Family Friendly 26/10/2014)

Real life story, Instinct saved my baby – now I take a photo of her every day (BT 25/10/2014)

Mum calls for free GBS screening on the NHS (Get Surrey 05/10/2014)

Royal Navy Bumps & Babies Walk For Charity (Forces.tv 02/10/2014)

24-hour Racket marathon at Spalding Squash & Racketball Club for Group B Strep Support Charity (The Spalding & South Holland Voice 01/10/2014)

Haywards Heath IT firm helps Christmas happen for charityty (Sussex Enterprise 30/09/2014)

We Met When Our Babies Nearly Died (The Daily Mirror 24/09/2014)

GBS charity appoints new chairwoman (Community Channel 19/09/2014)

Bromley woman who lost newborn nephew appointed chair of UK baby charity (News Shopper 16/09/2014)

Baby’s short life inspires dad’s 215-mile cycle (Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury 24, 03/09/2014)

Short life of Blagdon couple’ s baby (Bristol Post 27/08/ 2014)2014_11_18 Sandhurst mum campaigns over infection risks

‘Don’t let our baby’s death be in vain’: Tragic plea of Tuffley parents of Cody Wilkins (Gloucester Citizen 03/08/2014)

I had never heard of group B Strep until my baby was fighting for his life (Hull Daily Mail 29/07/2014)

Strep B can be disastrous for pregnant women and babies (News North Wales 29/07/2014)

Portsmouth mum warns of deadly bacteria (The Portsmouth News 25/07/2014)

Killer infection is passed on at birth (This is The West Country 23/07/2014)

Taunton mum campaigns to increase Group B Strep awareness (Somerset County Gazette 21/07/2014)

Tragic loss of baby Billy prompts dad’s 215-mile cycle challenge (East Anglian Daily Times 21/07/2014)

“My baby had a heart attack at TWO DAYS old” (Daily Mail 20/07/2014)

Miracle baby who suffered heart attack at 2-days-old reunited with twin brother (The Mirror 20/07/2014)

Baby who suffered heart attack 2 days after birth reunited with twin brother (NY Daily News 20/07/2014)

Desborough parents to host awareness day (Northamptonshire Telegraph 19/07/2014)

Putting guilt to the side and moving forward (The Alton Telegraph 19/07/2014)

Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt vows to take family’s fight to health secretary (Portsmouth News 19/07/2014)

‘An £11 test could have saved our baby’s life’ (Portsmouth News 18/07/2014)

Essex: MP’s selfie raises awareness for charity campaign (East Anglia Daily Times 13/07/2014)

In memory of baby Sadie (Ormskirk & West Lancashire Champion 09/07/2014)

Stanningfield Mum’s bid to raise awareness of potential deadly infection (East Anglian Daily Times 24/05/2014)

Infection almost killed my baby (Courtesy of East Anglian Daily Times 19/05/2014)

Mum’s legal battle over claims medics failed treat son’s infection at birth (Newcastle Journal 16/05/2014)

Ambassadorial role for mum (Courtesy of Gazette 08/05/2014)

‘It was touch and go for my newborn son as silent killer GBS struck‘ (Irish Independent 14/04/2014)

Real-life Special: A common infection (Baby Hampshire 15/04/2014)

Jane wins Campaigning Mum of The Year (Mid-Sussex Times 08/04/2014)

A common bug, and no routine test, wrecked our baby’s life (Sunday Times 30/03/2014)

Imagine Holding Your newborn baby and having to say goodbye (Sunday Mirror Notebook 23/03/2014)

Mum redefines Mothers Day (Babyworld 20/03/2014)

Call for routine screening of pregnant women for Strep B (Scotland, BBC Live 18/03/2014)

Strep B screening urged to prevent baby deaths (The Scotsman 18/03/2014)

Tesco Mum of the Year thanks David Cameron (West Sussex Gazette 12/03/2014)

Brain damaged boy’s mother calls for tests for deadly bug during pregnancies (London Evening Standard 07/03/2014)

Preventing Group B Strep in babies: The mum campaignign to eradicate lethal infection (Express 04/03/2014)

Mum of the Year for tireless Strep B Campaigner (ITV Meridian 18/02/2014)

Head shave for Jake (Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express 18/02/2014)

Mum inspires others after tragedy (The Mid-Sussex Times 12/02/214)

Tireless fighter and Mum of the Year from Haywards Heath is local Hero (The Argus 09/02/2014)

Russell backs baby swab test battle (Daily Gazette 05/02/2014)

Haywards Heath campaigner is Tesco Mum of the Year 2014 ( West Sussex Gazette 05/02/2014)

Awareness month attracts support (Littlehampton Gazette 04/02/2014)

Leeds Rhinos help Pontefract mum with headshave in memory of son (Yorkshire Evening Post 04/02/2014)

Signatures flood in for Strep B petition (Irvine Times 03/02/2014)

Protecting your unborn baby during International Prenatal Infection Awareness Month (Babyworld 03/02/2014)

U-turn could put 80 babies’ lives at risk- Stretton mum says (Warrington Guardian 31/01/2014)

Super Saint Roby deserves support (Liverpool Echo 28/01/2014)

Latchingdon mum calls for better testing (Maldon Standard 14/01/2014)

Anger over U-turn on tests for deadly disease in babies (Essex County Standard 03/01/2014)

Government ditches plans for new Group B Strep test for newborns (NurseryWorld 02/01/2014)

Parents’ anger at latest Strep B test snub (Braintree & Witam Times 02/01/2014)

Anger over U-turn in tests for deadly disease in babies (Daily Gazette 01/12/2014)

Sussex babies’ lives ‘put at risk’ after Government decision to not test for deadly infection (The Argus 31/12/2013)

Babies at risk after group B streptococcus test U-turn by Govenment- charity warns (Mirror 28/12/2013)

New bacteria test for babies withdrawn (Daily Telegraph 28/12/2013)

Driving home for Christmas with newborn baby Izzy (Babyworld 19/12/2013)

Mum’s brave fight after baby tragedy (Thanet Extra 04/12/2013)

Human cost of PMs forgotten promise (Scottish Express 21/11/2013)

Group B Strep could have killed our baby: the £11 test that could save a baby’s life (Southern Daily Echo 26/11/2013)

£7,000 legacy for our lovely baby girl (The Visitor 19/11/2013)

Two caring charities win presitigous major award (West Sussex Today 19/11/2013)

Call for routine Strep B test after baby death (ITV News Granada 13/11/2013)

Mid Bedfordshire MP Nadine Dorries secures commons debate on Group B Sterptococcus – the life-threatening infection affecting new babies (The Hospital & Healthcare Bulletin 08/11/2013)

Routine tests in pregnancy needed, says MP Nadine Dorries (London Evening Standard 07/11/2013)

Commons debate on deadly infection in newborns (Mid Sussex Times 07/11/2013)

Why guess, why not test (Family Friendly Working 26/10/2013)

Jane Plumb is shortlisted for UK ‘Mum of the year’ award (West Sussex Gazette 05/11/2013)

Tragic mum in fight to save lives (Lancashire Evening Post 04/11/2013)

Two caring charities win prestigious awards (Mid-Sussex Times 31/10/2013)

Jane Plumb is shortlisted for Tesco UK Mum of the Year award (Mid-Sussex Times 31/10/2013)

Two charities win awards (Mid-Sussex Times 24/10/2013)

Coffee day to raise awareness of illness (Harwich & Manningtree Standard 25/10/2013)

Why guess, why not test? Women want protection from Group B Strep (Babyworld 22/10/2013)

‘For months I believed I’d killed my baby’ (Daily Telegraph 21/10/2013)

‘Miracle baby’ born four months premature celebrates first birthday (Wales Online 15/10/2013)

Our Story – Our Precious Son (Samaj Magazine 09/2013)

Charity wins ‘most friendly’ award (The Mid Sussex Leader 26/09/2013)

Sally and Mitch Jones and Three Peaks Challenge (BBC Radio Leeds 24/09/2013)

A simple test could have saved my newborn baby (Best Magazine 1/10/2013)

Charity picks Ralf for UK campaign (Cambrian News online 19/09/2013

I gave my baby meningitis (Pick Me Up 19/09/2013)

Meningitis nearly took our Harrison (Basildon Recorder 17/09/2013)

Lily’s Legacy (BBC Surrey Radio 17/09/2013)

Dad takes on fundraising challenge for hospital that saved his baby daughter (Daily Gazette 07/09/2013)

Hope that Lily’s Leagcy can raise awareness of deadly infection (Get Surrey 06/09/2013)

Why Saints’ James Roby is raising funds for a cause close to his own heart (St Helens Star 22/08/2013)

Mum’s run for little survivor Harvey (The Bolton News 21/08/2013)

Group B Streptococcal on the increase (Parentdish 20/08/2013)

A difficult birth saved baby Darragh’s life (Derry Journal 20/08/2013)

Rise in group B Streptococcal infection cases (BBC Radio 4 Today 19/08/2013) *Sadly Dr Anne Mackie repeatedly gave misinformation in this interview, you can read more about this here.

Baby Group B Strep: ‘Not enough research’ (BBC Radio 4 Today 19/08/2013)

50 per cent rise in deadly baby disease NHS doesn’t screen for (Daily Telegraph 19/08/2013)

Baby killer bug booms (Daily Express 07/908/2013)

Our superhero Mikey’s battle (Yorkshire Post 24/07/2013)

A simple test could have saved my baby… (Colchester Gazette 16/07/2013)

July is GBS ( Group B Streptococcus) Awareness Month (Cold Chain Hub 24/07/2013)

Team from country-based website for mums helps raise money for Group B Streptococcus (Northampton Chronicle 23/07/2013)

Three-year-old Golcar boy Ralf Jones fronts babay bug awareness campaign (Huddersfield Examiner (19/07/2013)

Group B Streptococcus (BabyWorld 17/07/2013)

GBS complications (MamaAcademy 09/07/2013)

GBS July Awareness Month (Midwives online 09/07/2013)

Group B Strep: Get tested to save your baby’s life (Medical Daily 03/07/2013)

Golden chance missed to help Ralf (Yorkshire Post 03/07/2013)

Mumsnet group B Strep – A simple test to save a life (Mumsnet 01/07/2013)

SMNET Group B Strep Awareness month (StudentMidwife 01/07/2013)

Mumstuff.co.uk group b strep awareness (Mumstuff 01/07/2013)

Group B Strep Awarenes Month (Sussex Living 01/07/2013)

Practising Midwife (Practising Midwife 01/07/2013)

Dad cycles in memory of his two baby daughters (Bucks Free Press 29/06/2013)

MP calls for NHS testing to stop babies dying (West Sussex Gazette 25/06/2013)

MP calls for NHS testing to stop babies dying (Mid-Sussex Times 25/06/2013)

Penarth mum campaigns for NHS Gold Standard testing (Penarth Times 29/05/2013)

A simple test would have saved Katie 5 years of life (The Irish Sun 19/05/2013)

Changes at the top for Ladies Circle (This is Somerset 09/05/2013)

“Life-saver” MumStuff sends out the 10,000th group B Strep Testing Pack (BabyWorld 14/05/2013)

Baby-loss family keep fighting (Belfast Telegraph 08/05/2013)

County-based website backs campaign for free medical tests for pregnant women (Northampton Chronicle 02/05/2013)

Don’t ignore GBS if you are pregnant or TTC (Family Friendly Working 21/03/2013)

Grieving mums whose babies died help charities (This is Hampshire 18/03/2013)

Screening call for baby infection (Mid-Sussex Times 14/03/2013)

A hidden danger, I came so close to losing my newborn (Chat 14/03/2013)

Haywards Heath Group B Strep charity urges NHS action (BBC South East 13/03/2013)

More Rapid Test for Group B Strep Successful (Science Daily 13/03/2013)

Mother’s Day Sheffield baby infection alert (The Star Sheffield 10/03/2013)

Screening call for baby infection (Littlehampton Gazette (08/03/2013)

Haywards Heath based charity GBSS is calling for Government support to test for the infection which kills 75 babies a year (The Argus 07/03/2013)

Mum who lost baby to meningitis campaigns to raise awareness (Sunderland Echo 06/03/2013)

Test that could save a young life (Yorkshire Post 06/03/2013)

Fit Factor 2013 finalist Kate Pickard (Journal Live 7/03/2013)

Mum who lost baby to meningitis campaigns to raise awareness (Sunderland Echo 06/03/2013)

Meningitis and Group B Strep One Woman’s Mission (Metro Radio 06/03/2013)

MP and families make Strep B screening call for mothers (BBC News 20/02/2013)

Pregnant? Why you should know about and be tested for GBS (Larger Family Life 14/02/2013)

Prenatal Infection Month February (Sussex Living 01/02/2013)

Stowmarket: Family warn over killer baby disease (Ipswich Star 26/01/2013)

Mum’s gift to charity which gave gift of life (Derbyshire Times 25/12/2012)

Mum slams National Screening Commitee’s decision to pull routine tests for pregnant women (This is the Westcounty 24/12/2012)

Devastated mother fights on to save babies (Mid Sussex Times 20/12/2012)

Leading baby charity devastated by decision not to introduce life saving screening for newborn babies (Sussex Living 13/12/2012)

Campaign to vaccinate against life threatening illness (ITV Granada Regional News 30/11/2012)

Sreening would save babies’ lives say doctors (Mid Sussex Times 18/11/2012)

Andrea’s Southwold run will help highlight life-threatening infections (Lowestoft Journal 09/11/2012)

Newborn baby’s meningitis sacre prompts action call from Taunton mum (Western Daily Press 19/10/2012)

Meet roadside baby Vinny- and being born on the back seat was just the start of his troubles (Huddersfield Examiner 15/10/2012)

Baby health charity accuses Government Consultation is hidden (The Argus 01/10/2012)

Pregnancy infection testing under review (UTV 21/09/2012)

Durham youngster to do Mini Great North Run for brave sister (Northern Echo 13/09/2012)

16,000 voices call for better prevention from the UK’s major cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies (Sussex Living 20/08/2012)

Spurred to help by baby tragedy (This Is Leicestershire 11/08/2012)

The biggest cause of life-threatening infant infection..which NHS doesn’t screen for (The Sun 10/08/2012)

Baby charity slams Government screening review for ignoring evidence from other countries and condemning more families to suffer the agony of seeing their newborn baby struggle for life. (Operating Theatre Journal 03/08/2012)

Raising awareness of Group B Strep (RCM Midwives Journal 03/08/2012)

Be aware of killer meningitis bug warns Milngavie mum (Milngavie Herald 31/07/2012)

‘No family should go through this’ ( Daily Express 31/07/2012)

£10 Test that stops baby killer (Daily Express 31/07/2012)

Fewer babies with group B strep infection: guidelines effective (DrEricPeck 29/07/2012)

Baby awakes from coma after mother’s hug (United Press International 27/07/2012)

Baby on brink of death who was ‘saved by his mother’s cuddle’ astounds doctors by taking his first steps (Daily Mail 26/07/2012)

Mother’s Hug Brought Newborn Out of Coma (Team Mom 26/07/2012)

Adam Cheshire, Meningitis Baby Who Woke From Coma After A Hug From Mom, Takes First Steps (Huffington Post 26/07/2012)

Cuddle from mother brings newborn out of coma (The Telegraph 26/07/2012)

Portsmouth couple create a big buzz around climbing challenge (The News Portsmouth 23/07/2012)

Babies will be condemned to potentially fatal infection charity warns (Telegraph 21/07/2012)

Group B Step- have you heard of it? (MilkChic 12/07/2012)

Reluctance to test for Group B Strep infection (BabyWorld 11/07/2012)

Meningitis baby saved at North Tyneside General hospital (The Journal 18/04/2012)

MBE for Lindfield Mum (Sussex Living Magazine 22/03/2012)

Campaign for £10 test to save babies’ lives (ITV Anglia 21/03/2012)

Support for new Strep B steering group (Banbridge Leader 21/03/2012)

The £10 test that could save babies from death (Daily Mail 20/03/2012)

Tony steps out to raise awareness of danger bug ( Hertfordshire Mercury 13/03/2012)

Massive rise in childbirth infection leads campaigners to demand routine testing (Daily Mirror 07/02/2012)

Zip roaring success for support group (Pontefract & Castleford Express 16/11/2011)

Southport family’s joy as ‘miracle baby’ Noah bounces back to health (Southport Visitor 10/11/2011)

My baby turned blue in my arms (This is Leicestershire 19/10/2011)

24weekers (North West Tonight, 17 Oct 2011)

Search is on for bonniest baby in Norwich (Norwich Evening News 24 17/10/2011)

Burnley baby’s miracle survival turned into a film (Lancashire Telegraph 07/10/2011)

Zippidy-do-dah for Baby Charity (Sussex Living 04/10/2011)

Strep B campaigners lobby committee (Belfast Telegraph 22/09/2011)

Poots in quandary over Strep B test for pregnant women (Impartial Reporter 22/09/2011)

Ed Balls supports Ardsley mum’s meningitis plea (Morley Observer Advertiser 21/09/2011)

Inquest told of failure to treat sick baby (9News 20/09/2011)

Video of the presentation of group B Strep evidence to Northern Ireland Assembly Health Committee (BBC, 14 Sept 2011)

Northern Ireland Health Committee Evidence Part 1, GBSS (Hansard 14/09/2011)

Northern Ireland Health Committee Evidence Part 2, Department of Health (Hansard 14/09/2011)

Politicians support Group B Strep awareness campaign (Derry Journal 01/09/2011)

Parents call on Government to help protect newborns (Halstead Gazette 01/09/2011)

Martin McGuinness backs test for deadly infection (Belfast Telegraph 30/08/2011)

Group B Streptococcus infection in infants (GP 05/08/2011) and Letter in response (GP 09/09/2011)

Infection killed newborn baby (Reading Post 21/07/2011)

Families Step Up Campaign for Group B Strep Testing (Irish News 20/07/2011)

Bereaved Mum warns of GBS (Irish News 07/06/2011)

Calls for Strep B Tests for pregnant women (BBC News Northern Ireland 01/06/2011)

The hidden risk to newborn babies (MummyCentral 21/03/2011)

Families denied £30 test that could stop parents’ worst nightmare (Daily Record 13/03/2011)

Prenatal Infection Prevention Month (ITV This Morning 22/02/2011)

£30 test could have saved my baby’s life (The Scottish Sun 12/02/2011)

Radio interview – Prof Philip Steer (chair of GBSS Medical Panel) and Jane Plumb (Chief Exec of GBSS) (02/2011)

Taunton mother calls for Strep B tests during pregnancy (BBC Somerset 02/02/2011)

The best Christmas presents in the world.. (Mirror 24/12/2010)

Bring in Group B Strep Testing for all Women to Save Money and Lives, Urges Group B Strep Support (PR Newswire 30/11/2010)

Ella delighted with bubble mirror gift (Eastbourne Herald 04/11/2010)

Why Marie Birkett’s run is so special for little Rosie (Southern Daily Echo 09/10/2010)

Experts give three explanations for death of newborn baby at Derriford Hospital (This is Plymouth 23/09/2010)

Father running to raise awareness of Group B Streptococcus infection (Watford Observer 14/09/2010)

We just love our ‘little miracle’ ( South Wales Argus 24/08/2010)

Aunties raise money in memory of Baby Grace (Derry Journal 29/07/2010)

Baby’s death prompts changes in NHS rules (This is Somerset website 29/04/2010)

Baby born 14 weeks early finally allowed home (Telegraph Online 15/04/2010)

Expecting a baby? Then be aware of the dangers of Strep B (Mail Online 27/03/2010)

Mum’s campaign after losing baby (Nottingham Evening Post 15/03/2010)

Westbury mother backs call for infection test (This is Wiltshire 15/01/2010)

‘Amazing Grace’ dies in hospital (BBC News 22/10/2009)

Making sense of baby Keeley’s tragedy (This is Wiltshire 16/10/2009)

Malvern mother backs meningitis campaign (Malvern Gazette 01/10/2009)

Babies at risk of meningitis being missed (TheFamilyGP 17/09/2009)

Opportunities to prevent meningitis in young babies ‘being missed’ (Telegraph 17/09/2009)

Glittering evening in memory of baby (Evening Star 27/08/2009)

A newborn infection that could be prevented (Mail on Sunday 19/07/2009)

My boy’s 5 brain haemorrhages (Sunday Mirror 05/07/2009)

Mum’s battle to get women tested for potentially fatal bacteria (WalesOnline 08/06/2009)

Eston mum’s bid to raise awareness of disease (Gazette Live 02/06/2009)

New mothers in life-saving study (BBC News 01/06/2009)

Double tragedy mum’s agony over losing baby at 15 days old (Wales on Sunday 17/05/2009)

Webchat – Mum whose baby died in her arms (This is South Wales 06/05/2009)

Family fight for tests to beat deadly infection (Eastbourne Herald 08/04/2009)

Mum’s call for screening over infection which left newborn son fighting for life (Lancashire Telegraph 20/03/2009)

Kamikaze support for young Harrison (Somerset County Gazette 11/03/2009)

Stepping out to beat a killer (St Helens Reporter 13/0/2009)

This mother’s baby almost died for the sake of £32 test a midwife said she didn’t need (Mail on Sunday

Father’s Day tribute to baby girl (BBC News 15/06/2008)

Targets are crowding out compassion in the NHS, claims report (The Independent 01/06/2008)

Calls to test mums after baby catches serious illness (Wimbledon Guardian 23/04/2008)

Screen pregnant women for group Strep B (OnMedica News 27/02/2008)

Test all women for killer illness (Reading Evening Post 22/01/2008)

Ulster mum recalls pain of losing child to rare infection (Belfast Telegraph 07/12/2007)

Maghaberry Mum calls for infection screening of pregnant women (Ulster Star 06/12/2007)

Maghaberry Mum calls for infection screening of pregnant women (News Letter 06/12/2007)

“Group B Strep testing Cost Effective” (The Practising Midwife 12/2007)

The silent baby killer” (Daily Express 24/06/2007)

“Do you have the hidden baby killer?” (Daily Mail 27/11/2006)

‘Baby killer that doctors don’t talk about’ (Telegraph 05/10/2006)

Fletchers Join Group B Strep Support’s Legal Panel (15/06/2017)

Enable Law Join Group B Strep Support’s Legal Panel (09/05/2017)

Screening programme reduced life-threatening infection in newborn babies by over 80% (20/04/2017)

Wolferstans Join Group B Strep Support’s Legal Panel (30/03/2017)

Royds Withy King Join Group B Strep Support’s Legal Panel (24/03/2017)

Leading baby charity disappointed by decision not to introduce life-saving screening for newborn babies (22/03/2017)

Tozers Join Group B Strep Support’s Legal Panel (22/03/2017)

Irwin Mitchell Join Group B Strep Support’s Legal Panel (07/03/2017)

Bereaved Parents to Deliver 250,000-Strong Petition to Department of Health Calling for Action to Protect Newborn Babies (18/01/2017)

Pregnant women can test for leading cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies. Strepelle – a new DIY group B Strep test available in the UK (05/01/2017)

National charity launches campaign to save babies’ lives – “Why guess… when you can test?” (30/11/2016)

How can we know without being told? July is Group B Strep Awareness Month – making families #GBSaware (05/07/2016)

Group B Strep infections in newborn babies rising, despite good adherence to national prevention strategy: Royal College & leading charity call for guidelines to be updated (29/01/2016)

National charity welcomes pilot showing screening saves babies’ lives (03/11/2015)

#Why Guess? (29/07/2015)

Irwin Mitchell back ‘Why Guess…When You Can Test?’ campaign (27/07/2015)

Sir Nicholas Soames joins Baby Charity as Patron (08/07/2015)

50% of expectant/new Mums have not heard of group B Strep – Group B Strep Awareness Month (03/07/2015)

Babies’ deaths in the UK – a national picture: GBSS’s response to Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report MBRRACE-UK (10/06/2015)

England and St Helen’s rugby star becomes national baby charity Patron  (14/04/2015)

New report shows widespread NHS testing for group B Strep infection using the wrong test  (06/03/2015)

International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month (27/01/2015)

Callum West’s dad calls Government to account for failures in preventing the rise of deadly infection in newborn babies (15/01/2015)

Conservative MP calls Government to account for failures in preventing the rise of deadly infection in newborn babies (07/01/2015)

GBSS response to new baby conditions screening (05/01/2015)

Dutch guidelines fail to stop the rise of group B Strep infection in newborn babies – UK experience similar (05/11/2014)

Baby Loss Awareness Week – Sands (06/10/2014)

GBS Awareness Month (01/07/2014)

GBSS announces appointment of Dr Gopal OBE to their Medical Advisory Panel (13/03/2014)

Jane Plumb Tesco Campaigning Mum of the Year (30/01/2014)

GBSS supports February International Prenatal Infection Month (30/01/2014)

U-turn on simple test to prevent death and disability in newborn babies (27/12/2013)

Mid-Bedfordshire MP Nadine Dorries secures Commons debate on Group B Streptococcus – the life threatening infection affecting new babies (07/11/2013)

Bounty Research (21/10/2013)

GBSS wins Friendliness Award for Best Voluntary Organisation 2013 (Fab Vorg)  (26/10/2013)

Director of UK National Screening Committee gives misleading data on the incidence of early onset group B Strep infections in babies (19/08/2013)

July is group B Strep Awareness Month – A Simple Test to Save a Life (26/06/2013)

Mr Nicholas Soames MP launches charity Awareness Month (24/06/2013)

International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month – February 2013 (30/01/2013)

Leading baby charity devastated by decision not to introduce life saving screening of pregnant women (12/12/2012)

16,000 voices call for better prevention from the UK’s major cause of life-threatening infection in newborns (15/08/2012)

Baby charity slams Government screening review for ignoring evidence from other countries and condemning more families to suffer the agony of seeing their newborn baby struggle for life (19/07/2012)

July is International Group B Strep Awareness Month (01/07/2012)

GBSS launches new report calling for routine screening (28/06/2012)

GBSS Chief Executive honoured in New Year Honours List 2012 (31/12/2011)

Babies are dying needlessly in the UK through ignorance and unavailability of tests routinely offered in other western countriessurvey summary (15/12/2011)

Prenatal Infection Prevention Month – Prevent group B Strep infection in newborn babies (01/02/2011)

Bring in Group B Strep testing for all women to save money and lives, urges Group B Strep Support (30/11/2010)

Meningitis Awareness Week: Meningitis hits babies under one hardest (10/09/2009)

Campaign to cut baby deaths launched in Northern Ireland (30/04/2008)

Charity calls on Northern Ireland’s MPs to tackle high rates of deadly infection among babies (26/02/2008)

GBS Petition delivered to No 10 Downing Street by English, Irish and Welsh MPs, parents and representatives from Pregnancy & Birth and GBSS (25/01/2008)

GBS Petition to be delivered to Prime Minister on 23 January 2008 (23/01/2008)

GBSS Chairman wins national award (01/12/2008)

Kate Garraway joins calls to make Group B Strep test freely available to all pregnant women and save tiny lives (03/12/2007)

Group B Strep Awareness Week Press Pack (03/12/2007)

The NHS is letting young families down, says charity (16/10/2007)

Testing women for Group B Strep during pregnancy could save the Government £37 million a year, says new research(05/10/2007)

Kate Garraway says every mother has the right to protect her baby from deadly group B Strep infection ( 02/09/2007)

Dr Chris Steele becomes Group B Strep Support’s Patron (22/03/2007)

“9 out of 10 pregnant women have never heard of GBS” – GBS Survey and Press Release by Pregnancy and Birth Magazine (05/10/2006)

Information Gap is Killing Babies (18/09/2006)

David Cameron MP delivers petition to Downing Street, calling for action to protect newborn babies (04/11/2005)

David Cameron MP supports campaign to prevent infections in newborns (15/08/2004)

Local Charity wins Award (24/05/2004)

GBS Reporting – the facts you can’t dispute (12/06/2003)

Life-saving tests to save newborn babies – but not on the NHS (06/06/2003)

Father saves life of baby son by giving him CPR (Meridian, 11 July 2017)

Strep B Warning “Why did my baby have to die?” (Channel 5, 4 July 2017)

Mother vows to continue fight after Strep B test rejected (STV, 30/03/2017)

Raising awareness of a deadly infection (ITV, 21/03/2017)

5 Live Investigates Group B Strep (BBC Radio 5 Live, 05/03/2017)

Group B Strep: Why don’t we test for it? (ITV This Morning, 24/01/2017)

Group B Strep (BBC South Today, 23/01/2017)

Call for Group B Strep tests to prevent baby deaths (Sky News, 23/01/2017)

Grieving parents say a simple test could have saved their newborn baby’s life  (23/02/2016, ITV Meridian)

Calls for routine Strep B pregnancy tests (01/02/2016, UTV)

Strep B testing: Jane Plumb (01/02/2016, UTV)

Fiona Paddon interviewed by ITN’s Alastair Stewart about Change.org petition (30/10/2015 ITN Lunchtime News)

Video: An £11 test could save babies’ lives – why is not offered to every expectant mother? (22/08/2015 East Anglian Daily Times)

Fiona Paddon shares the story of her son’s death and talks about the GBS Change.org petition (17/07/2015 Channel 5 News)

Surrey mums call for routine testing for infection that killed her newborn baby (09/07/2015 Eagle Radio News)

The Cottons and baby Thomas (10/02/2015 BBC South Today)

Jo Beven, calls for routine screening for bacteria that killed her unborn baby (10/02/2015 Eagle Radio)

Parents fight for guideline change to save newborn babies (06/02/2015 ITV News)

Dr Chris Steele joins us in studio (13/11/2013 ITV News Granada)

Baby Group B Strep: ‘Not enough reseach’ (19/08/2013 BBC Radio 4)

Rise in Group B Streptococcal infection cases (19/08/2015 BBC Radio 4) – (Evan Davies interview Dr Anne Mackie, Director of the National Screening Committee about group B Strep incidence rates. During this interview, Dr Mackie repeatedly asserted that the number of babies ‘badly affected’ by group B Strep was 40 a year. This is simply incorrect. The number of newborn babies voluntarily reported with culture-proven group B Strep infection in England, Wales and Northern Ireland was 302 in 2010[1].  We at GBSS are disappointed that, despite being offered the opportunity to do so, Dr Mackie repeatedly asserted the 40 figure. Public Health England has been prompt in recognising the error (click here) – we await something similar from Dr Mackie and the National Screening Committee.)

Group B Streptococcus Screening (17/02/2012 Women’s Hour)

Group B Strep in pregnancy (19/03/2011 mybirth.tv)