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NHS to trial Group B Strep screening in pregnant women

Posted on 28th February 2020 in Medical Negligence

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor
NHS to trial Group B Strep screening in pregnant women

With reference to this Daily Mail Online article, Tozers’ Group B Strep specialist Stuart Bramley comments on the NHS’s decision to trial Group B Strep screening in pregnant women.

'Given the number of Press articles about Strep B tragedies, it is excellent to read a story finally giving us good news about this infection. In almost all the GBS claims I have handled, the baby's injury occurred because no one knew the mother was carrying this. Until now the Health Service has followed a risk-based approach, where additional precautions are taken when it is known the unborn child is at a higher risk than most, but this only works if that increased risk is recognised in the first place. Although it is possible for newborn babies to pick up Group B Strep from others, the source is invariably the Mum, so any test which flags up who is and isn't carrying the bacteria can only help to reduce or eliminate the 350 cases per year.  

This is a really promising development and all those who fought for this screening test are to be congratulated and thanked'


Partner in our specialist team, Stuart Bramley, is one of the few solicitors in the UK on the legal panel of the leading charity and pressure group Group B Strep Support.

We have unrivalled experience in handling GBS claims – and, in the tragic cases where the baby dies, in representing the bereaved family at a Coroner’s inquest. As your legal partners, we’ll always keep you at the centre, supporting you and guiding you through the process, and doing everything we can to achieve the maximum compensation for what you’ve been through.

If you or your family have suffered because of medical negligence, we’ll help you to rebuild your life for the future. Contact us today and let us help you.

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