We were delighted to see the Health Minister Nadine Dorries announce group B Strep prevention as top of her 5 key priorities on taking office.
Group B Strep is the most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies in the UK and the most common cause of meningitis in babies under the age of three months.
Two babies a day develop group B Strep infection, with one baby a week dying from group B Strep infection and another baby surviving with life-changing disabilities.
The UK’s rate of group B Strep infection in infants is double that of other developed countries, and we urgently need better prevention in the UK.
Nadine has long supported the charity’s work, and we look forward to working with her in Government to protect more families from devastating group B Strep infections.
“We are delighted that the Health Minister has made group B Strep a key priority, and we look forward to working with her in Government to protect more families from devastating group B Strep infections.”Jane Plumb MBE, Chief Executive, Group B Strep Support
Watch the announcement below: