In May 2006, the UK National Screening Committee launched their GBS online learning package. This learning package has been developed to raise awareness of GBS amongst health care professionals and it provides a comprehensive multidisciplinary […]
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has issued their BSOP (Bacteriology Standard Operating Procedure) No 58 – Screening swabs for Group B Streptococcal Carriage – seewww.hpa-standardmethods.org.uk. In order to obtain optimum detection of GBS carriage, this […]
In February 2006, the RCOG produced a patient information leaflet on preventing GBS infection in newborn babies. You can find this at http://www.rcog.org.uk/womens-health/clinical-guidance/preventing-group-b-streptococcus-gbs-infection-newborn-babies .
On Tuesday, 8th November 2005, GBSS delivered a petition of 5060 names to Downing Street. That there were as many signatures as this in the 2 month period the petition was running is testament to […]
On 6th July 2005, Mr David Cameron, MP for Witney, tabled another all-party Early Day Motion (EDM) about GBS. You can view the EDM 538 which 94 MPs signed at http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2005-06/538i to see who has already signed. […]
Mr David Cameron, MP for Witney, tabled another all-party Early Day Motion (EDM) about GBS. You can view the EDM at http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2003-04/973 to see who signed. Although it is no longer possible for MPs to sign this […]
A research paper was published in January 2004 which, for the first time, establishes the minimum current burden of GBS disease in UK and Irish infants. The study identified cases of invasive GBS disease in […]
The National Screening Committee (NSC) convened a workshop in November 2003 on preventing GBS infection in newborn babies. You can see the presentations from this workshop by clicking here. Discussions from this workshop were used to […]
The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists has produced a one-page summary of their Green Top Guidelines Prevention of Early Onset Neonatal Group B Streptococcal Disease (36) November 2003.
The adjournment debate took place in Westminster Hall at 11.00 am on Wednesday, 9th July 2003. This photo shows Craig & Alison Richards, David Cameron MP and Jane & Robert Plumb outside the Houses of Parliament […]