Group B Strep Support

Group B Strep Support is a UK charity working to stop group B Strep (GBS) infection in babies. We would like all pregnant women to be informed about group B Strep and to be offered the opportunity to be tested for group B strep carriage as part of their antenatal care.

Did you know...

Group B Strep is the UK’s most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies, causing meningitis, sepsis and pneumonia. On average in the UK;

• 2 babies a day develop group B Strep infection

• 1 baby a week dies from group B Strep infection

• 1 baby a week survives group B Strep infection with disability

What makes Group B Strep different

Group B Strep Support is the leading charity for families affected by neonatal group B Strep infection. We provide information and support to these families, work closely with health professionals and campaign for improvements to prevention strategies.

Other ways to support

Group B Strep Support warmly welcomes volunteers. We’ll work with you to make best use of your talents, whether this is in our Mid Sussex head office, or working remotely from home.

Address

Delta House, Bridge Road
Haywards Heath
RH16 1UA

Website

www.gbss.org.uk

Contact Number

01444 416176