We are pleased to share with you some of the successes the charity achieved with your help, during July’s Strep B Awareness Month:
News Media mentions
Compared with the previous month, our news media mentions for July increased six times. Thank you to everyone who bravely shared their story with us during Strep B Awareness Month.
Social Media & Video Content
We had a hugely active time on social media during July:
Post engagement on Facebook quadrupled: 8.9k in July, 2.5k in June. 137 extra likes for July. There were 155 more followers than in June.
Twitter engagement tripled: 1.7k in July 0.5k in June. There were 14 times more clicks on our posts than in June.
Instagram engagement increased by five: 2.7k in July, 600 in June. 386 new accounts followed us.
LinkedIn engagement increased fivefold: 214 in July, 44 in June. There were four times as many clicks on our posts.
Our new awareness videos launched this July, received 2,500 views on Instagram alone and we now have hundreds of new followers on our social media channels. You can watch them on our YouTube channel here.
Thanks to everyone who liked, shared or commented on any of our posts or channels. Do join us, using the links at the bottom of this page.
New iLearn module with RCM
Our new joint iLearn module with the Royal College of Midwives has already had nearly 200 signups in July alone, and received excellent feedback by those who had completed it.
This is an important tool in helping to educate and inform current and future midwives about group B Strep. If you are a member of the RCM, and want to find out to register, please click here.
HSIB National Learning Report
The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) published their national learning report, reporting failures to follow national guidelines to prevent and treat group B Strep infections in babies. Acting on these findings will ensure more babies are protected from group B Strep. To find out more, please click here.
NHS Resolutions Learning Code
And a bit more of a technical issue – NHS Resolution (the body that handles clinical negligence claims in England) announced the introduction of a new code for its claims management system to improve the identification of injuries suffered by babies around birth and in the early months of life as a result of group B Strep. This will help the NHS understand the true burden of group B Strep clinical negligence claims – both how many they actually are, and how costly they are. To find out more, please click here.
Huge thanks to everyone involved in making these things happen – together, we’re making a real difference!