There is a new petition, ending on 31 December 2013, created by Sarah Chapman, asking that women should be routinely offered testing for group B Strep in every pregnancy.
Click here to be taken to the petition.
Please read the petition and consider signing it, and sharing it with your friends and family.
Last year, 16,074 people added their voice to our 2012 petition, calling for every woman to be routinely given accurate information about group B Streptococcus (group B Strep or GBS) during her antenatal care; every low-risk woman to be offered a sensitive test for GBS, ideally at 35-37 weeks of pregnancy; and every higher-risk woman to be offered antibiotics in labour. The petition closed on 15 August 2012, and we are still awaiting a response from the Department of Health. We will post links to their response as soon as this is available.
Our thanks go to the many supporters who signed the petition and shared it with friends, family and colleagues - thank you one and all.
Our patron, Dr Chris Steele MBE, has signed the epetition and says,
"I've signed the petition and would encourage anyone else to do so as well."
For more information, visit Dr Chris’ website at: http://www.drchrissteele.com/
Dr Hilary Jones, has signed the epetition and says;
“Screening for GBS should be available on the NHS as part of routine antenatal care – I’ve signed the petition and encourage others to do the same.”
Visit Dr Hilary's website at http://www.drhilaryjones.com/