Group B Strep Support
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  • As 2017 comes to a close, we want to send a huge thank you to our supporters and everyone who has raised awareness of group B Strep and raised funds for us during the year. It's been an incredible year and it is important to take a moment to reflect on some of the [...] The post Thank you for all your support in 2017 appeared first on Group B Strep Support.

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North Wales Pioneer

  • Llandudno Junctions mother Jen attempts 12 marathons to raise awareness about silent killer The post North Wales Pioneer appeared first on Group B Strep Support.

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Group B Strep Support
Group B Strep Support
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  • GBS patient leaflet for all pregnant women The post The Royal College of Midwives appeared first on Group B Strep Support.

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  • The battle against group B Strep (GBS) took a huge leap forward today with the launch of a new patient leaflet which is recommended to be provided to all pregnant women for the first time. GBS is the UK’s most common cause of life threatening infection in newborn babies but recent surveys have shown that many [...] The post New joint leaflet on group B Strep launched by the RCOG and GBSS appeared ...

Group B Strep Support
Group B Strep Support
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  • In Group B Strep Support’s view, the best approach is a two-pronged approach to preventing group B Strep infections in babies: 1. Information Provision: Fully inform health professionals about group B Strep Ensure the subject is covered as part of the training in obstetrics, general practice, midwifery and health visiting, as well as part of the ongoing [...]

Group B Strep Support
Group B Strep Support
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  • As the UK charity dedicated to eradicating neonatal group B Strep infection, Group B Strep Support (GBSS) welcomes the updated Maternity Safety Strategy and its ambitious target: to halve the rate of stillbirths, deaths and brain injuries by 2025. We are encouraged to see the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s focus on “making sure lessons [...] The post Group B Strep Support’s response to the Materni...

Group B Strep Support
Group B Strep Support
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  • Forty-four more babies developed group B Strep infection in 2016 compared to 2015, according to a new report published by Public Health England (PHE). The new data, released on Friday 17th November as part of PHE's Health Protection Report, showed that rates of group B Strep bacteraemia (when group B Strep is found in the [...] The post The number of group B Strep infections in England, Wales, and...

Group B Strep Support
Group B Strep Support
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  • Worldwide, an estimated one in five pregnant women carries the group B Strep (GBS) bacteria which is a major, yet preventable, cause of maternal and infant ill health globally. These are the findings of a new research supplement published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, and launched at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and [...] The post Group B Strep infection causes an estim...

Group B Strep Support
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  • NEW - GBSS SUMMARY OF THE RCOG'S CLINICAL GUIDELINE ON GBS From today you can download your FREE copy of the GBSS Summary for Health Professionals of the RCOG's Clinical Guideline on GBS. This lists the key recommendations, grouped into topic areas, and includes two handy flowcharts in the centre pages - one following [...] The post The RCOG’s September 2017 updated #groupBStrep guideline appeared...

Group B Strep Support
Group B Strep Support
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  •   We are delighted to welcome Dr Sonali Kochhar, MD, to Group B Strep Support's Medical Advisory Panel. Dr Kochhar has worked for 20 years in a leadership position for Global Phase I-IV Clinical Research Epidemiology and Safety Studies for Vaccines and Drugs including vaccines for pregnant women, infectious diseases and maternal and child [...] The post New Medical Advisory Panel Member joins Grou...

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Group B Strep Support
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  • Lovely to hear all about the Pub Quiz Night from Clara Collins. Clara writes "We arranged our pub quiz night around our baby's 2nd anniversary as we decided to try and make a positive out of the week and try to do something good in his memory. I try to raise as much awareness [...] The post Clara Collins Quiz Night appeared first on Group B Strep Support.

Group B Strep Support
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  • Lovely to hear all about the Annual Ginder Memorial Golf Day from Lynsey and Craig in memory of their son Frankie. Lynsey writes " On Friday 14th July, the Annual Ginder Memorial Golf Day was held at Aldwickbury Gold Club in Harpenden, Hertfordshire.  This year the golf day was in aid of Group B [...] The post Annual Ginder Memorial Golf Day appeared first on Group B Strep Support.

Group B Strep Support
Group B Strep Support
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  • Group B Strep Support welcomes the updated clinical guidance from The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists on preventing group B Strep infection in newborn babies. When the recommendations are fully implemented across the UK, we believe will start to see the rate of avoidable group B Strep infection in newborn babies start [...] The post Group B Strep Support’s statement on The RCOG’s u...

Group B Strep Support
Group B Strep Support
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  • As 'vaginal seeding' has been featured prominently in the news this week, often mentioning group B Strep, we thought it would be helpful to make our position on vaginal seeding clear. Our Medical Advisory Panel's view is this: "The practice of ‘vaginal seeding’ babies born by Caesarean (putting a gauze swab in the [...] The post Group B Strep Support statement on vaginal seeding appeared first on ...

Group B Strep Support
Group B Strep Support
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  • We are delighted to announce we're working with the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG) to produce a clear and concise patient information leaflet on group B Strep to be given to all pregnant women. The leaflet is based on the RCOG's Green-top Guideline on group B Strep (due to be published [...] The post Group B Strep Support and Royal College team up to provide patient informa...

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  • Lovely to hear all about Jo and Rob's family day in memory of their special little boy Cooper for his 1st Birthday. Jo writes "I just wanted to let you know how amazing Sunday went. We had a great turn out and raised just over £500 for our 3 chosen charities, which we would like [...] The post Joanna Roche & Robert Drysdale in memory of Cooper appeared first on Group B Strep Support.

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Lloyds Banking Group

  • It was our pleasure to attend such a fabulous awareness day last Friday organised by Joe at our local Lloyds bank. Joe writes " The 19th July saw Lloyds Banking Group in Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath take part in a ‘Group B Strep Support Day’ to highlight awareness of the condition. Each team within [...] The post Lloyds Banking Group appeared first on Group B Strep Support.

Group B Strep Support
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  • Researchers at Imperial College London are working on an exciting new project to accelerate group B Strep vaccine development. Led by Dr Kirsty Le Doare, Senior Clinical Lecturer, and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the project is developing laboratory tests to establish what level of antibodies a baby needs to get [...] The post Work towards a vaccine against group B Strep infect...

Group B Strep Support
Group B Strep Support
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  • We are delighted to announce there will be an International Symposium on 'Streptococcus agalactiae' Disease (ISSAD) in Cape Town, South Africa from 20-23 February 2018, held with the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Our Chief Executive, Jane Plumb MBE, is a member of the International Scientific Committee, and has [...] The post International Symposium on ‘Streptococcus agal...

Group B Strep Support
Group B Strep Support
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  • but there's still much to be done. Here are some Quick facts about group B Strep: Group B Strep is a common bacterium, carried normally by around 25% of men and women, usually without causing them any harm or symptoms. Group B Strep can more rarely cause infection, most commonly in newborn babies. [...] The post Group B Strep Awareness Month is over for another year …. appeared first on Group B St...

Group B Strep Support
Group B Strep Support
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  •   Prior to the birth of my third baby I had never heard of Strep B. I like to read, listen to the radio, keep up with the news, am married to a doctor, was already a mother and friends with other parents. So, right there we have a clue to lack of public [...] The post GUEST BLOG: Katy Cossham – the personal impact of group B Strep appeared first on Group B Strep Support.

Group B Strep Support
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Sam Davies

  • SCAYNES HILL CONCERT: ‘MUSIC FOR A SUMMER’S EVENING’ On a delightful summer evening at the start of July, St Augustine’s Church in Scaynes Hill was filled with the sounds of flutes, clarinets, recorders and a vocal solo as young local musicians had the opportunity to entertain their families and friends with a wide-ranging repertoire [...] The post Sam Davies appeared first on Group B Strep Suppor...

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Fletchers

  • Mr Christian Beadell – 01704 503161 christianbeadell@fs.co.uk Head Office, Dukes House, 34 Hoghton Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0PU www.fletcherssolicitors.co.uk The post Fletchers appeared first on Group B Strep Support.

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We’re recruiting!

  • Administration Assistant - Haywards Heath School hours to full time, £8-£9 per hour according to age & experience.  Do you enjoy administration and social media? We’re looking for someone with excellent admin skills, a great telephone manner and the ability to work both as part of a team and independently in our small, busy [...] The post We’re recruiting! appeared first on Group B Strep Support.

Group B Strep Support
Group B Strep Support
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  • 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 age 3 months[1]. And the number of these infections are rising. Currently: 2 babies a day develop group B Strep infection 1 baby a week dies from [...] The post July is Group B Strep Awareness Month appeared first on Group B Strep Support.

Group B Strep Support
Group B Strep Support
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  • Group B Strep Support is encouraged by the news that clinical trials of a group B Strep vaccine have begun. Pharmaceutical company Pfizer has started a Phase 1 trial of its vaccine, which could prevent many more group B Strep infections than current prevention strategies - not only the early-onset group B Strep infections [...] The post Pfizer trials a group B Strep vaccine appeared first on Group...

Group B Strep Support
Group B Strep Support
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  • Two home-testing packs are being given away to two lucky winners every day throughout July's Group B Strep Awareness Month. Our thanks to Strepelle and The Doctors Laboratory for providing these tests free of charge to raise awareness of group B Strep during the month. For more information about testing for group B Strep [...] The post Terms & Conditions for Group B Strep Support Test Kit Prize Dr...

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