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Please note that in light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, users should take heed of the current information available from GOV.UK: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Therefore, the groups, clubs and societies listed within the Shropshire Community Directory may still be unable to meet, and there may also be a reduced service available from other local and national organisations.

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Group B Strep Support

Description:

Group B Strep Support (GBSS) is an independent UK charity founded in 1996 to help prevent preventable group B Strep infections in newborn babies.

GBSS believe that every woman should be fully informed about group B Strep and offered the opportunity to have a sensitive (ECM) test to detect GBS carriage late in pregnancy. The results of these tests can then be used to inform as to what further treatment may be needed, if any, to minimise the risk of GBS infection in the newborn baby.

Unfortunately, sensitive ECM tests are not yet widely available within the NHS, although they are available privately (and cost approximately £35).

GBSS wants to see the nationwide implementation of good preventative medicine so that avoidable GBS infections are minimised. Until this happens GBSS will continue to offer support and information to those affected or concerned about GBS. Their main aims are:

  • To offer information and support to families affected by group B Streptococcus
  • To inform health professionals and individuals how most group B Strep infections in newborn babies can be prevented
  • To generate continued support for research into preventing group B Strep infections in newborn babies.

For more information, please follow the link to visit their website.

Contact Details

Address:
Group B Strep Support
JYW House
Bridge Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
Postcode:
RH16 1UA
Telephone:
0330 120 0796
Email:
info@gbss.org.uk
Website
gbss.org.uk

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Page last reviewed:
06/12/2018
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