Group B Strep Support – the UK’s leading charity working to eradicate group B Strep infection in babies – is very excited to welcome Alison Eddy to the Board of Trustees.
Alison is London Managing Partner at Irwin Mitchell, leading the Medical Negligence team at Irwin Mitchell’s London office and sits on Irwin Mitchell’s Diversity and Inclusion Board, leading on Gender.
“I’m delighted to join Group B Strep Support as a Trustee. I see the devastating impact group B Strep can have, both on an injured child and the wider family, so it’s a charity close to my heart.
I’m looking forward to bringing my experience of working with families affected by group B strep and a passion for improving patient safety, to help raise awareness and work towards eradicating these infections.”Alison Eddy
As a medical negligence lawyer, Alison has for many years specialised in acting for children who have suffered lifelong severe disability as a result of birth injury, sometimes as a result of group B Strep infection.
Alison has sat on the Board of several brain injury charities, and is part of a working group looking at ways firms can work collaboratively to improve patient safety.
“We are delighted to welcome Alison to the Board. Her enthusiasm, legal expertise and experience working with families affected by group B Strep will be very valuable. Having worked with Alison for many years, I know she has such passion for patient safety, and will bring this passion to benefit the charity and those we serve.”Jane Plumb MBE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Alison’s appointment will be formally confirmed at the meeting of the Board of Trustees on 28 November 2020.