National charity Group B Strep Support and newly launched medical negligence law firm, Enable Law, are delighted to announce their partnership in working together to raise greater awareness of group B Strep and to provide advice and support to families whose babies may have been affected by it.
Group B Strep is the most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies, causing meningitis, sepsis or pneumonia in over 700 babies every year in the UK.
On average in the UK:
- two babies every day develop group B Strep infection
- one baby a week dies from group B Strep infection, and
- one baby a week survives their group B Strep infection with long-term disability
“We are delighted to begin our partnership with Group B Strep Support. In our experience many cases of group B Strep infection, and the serious consequences, can be avoided through screening during pregnancy.
The work this charity does to raise awareness of the condition, provide the right information for women and campaign for screening resonates with what we are trying to achieve at Enable Law. Through working with recognised charities we can support with raising awareness and improving practices, as well as reaching additional people who may need our support.”
“We are delighted to partner with Enable Law who, with their experience of working with neonatal group B Strep cases, know how important it is that families and their health professionals have good quality information about group B Strep.”
She added: “By partnering with Enable Law, 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”