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EDM (Early Day Motion) 2635: tabled on 22 July 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that this is Strep B Awareness Month; further notes that group B streptococcus is the most common cause of serious infection in newborn babies in the UK and is a leading cause of neonatal sepsis and meningitis; highlights that on average two babies each day in the UK develop a group B strep infection and that each week one baby dies from a group B strep infection and another is left with a life-changing disability; further highlights that the UK does not routinely test pregnant women for group B strep, unlike the US, Canada, Germany, France, Spain and many other developed countries where all mothers-to-be are tested; and encourages the Department of Health and Social Care to consider introducing a standard test throughout the UK for pregnant women between 35 and 37 weeks' gestation.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.