In January 2007 the RCOG published the findings of their audit of practice in UK obstetric units against the recommendations of their guideline against GBS infection in newborn babies. The audit examined the organisation of testing, the use of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis (IAP) and the management of neonates born with increased risk of early-onset GBS disease. The clinical directors of each obstetric unit were contacted and asked to participate in this audit. A senior midwife, consultant obstetrician and consultant neonatologist from each unit were then asked to complete a short questionnaire about their own practice in relation to preventing GBS disease.
The results of the audit have now been published in a RCOG report. A summary version has also been created. Both versions of the report are available in .pdf and paper formats. The .pdf reports can be downloaded from here.