On Wednesday 4th July, we were delighted to hold a drop-in event for MPs to meet us in the House of Commons to mark Group B Strep Awareness Month and learn more about how they could help prevent GBS infection

The event was a great success, with MPs from all across the UK attending. A particular highlight was having Steve Brine MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care joining us and agreeing to follow up with Public Health England on group B Strep.

Many MPs who attended had been contacted by constituents about group B Strep, and one, Helen Hayes MP, sharing her experience of having discovered she was carrying GBS during her pregnancy.

We’re very pleased with how the drop-in went, and will be continuing to follow up with the MPs who joined us. MP can be powerful champions for our campaign for more awareness of group B Strep.

If you haven’t yet emailed your MP, please do contact them and ask them to support our work and Group B Strep Awareness Month.

Group B Strep Support Parliamentary Event - 4th July 2018