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 NHS.
Find out more about Tozer’s work involving group B strep.
“Having had close links with Group B Strep Support for 10 years and having dealt with over 20 Strep B claims and inquests in that time I am delighted we can play an active part in the corporate sponsorship initiative. GBSS are to be congratulated for their tireless efforts in alerting both the public and health professionals to this devastating infection.
My colleagues and I have seen at first hand the consequences of not recognising the early signs of sepsis and the toll of babies left permanently injured, or who do not survive and we hope that better public awareness will help to reduce the number of babies affected by GBS. We wholeheartedly support the charity’s continuing efforts to facilitate national screening and wish GBSS every success in this campaign.”
“We are delighted to partner with Tozers, who have dealt with many group B Strep cases over many years. Having been in touch with Stuart Bramley since 2007, we know he and his team are passionate about ensuring families get the best possible care and advice.”
She added: “By partnering with Tozers, we can provide information and support to families and their health professionals. We rely on partnerships like these to continue our vital work, and this new partnership will enable us to reach many more of the 800,000 families who have babies each year.”