Fiona spoke movingly of the tragic death of her son, Edward, at just nine days old as a result of a preventable GBS infection. This is of course an issue so close to my heart as my own son, Adam, is profoundly disabled as a result of his battle with Group B Strep Meningitis - which could also have been simply, safely and affordably prevented.
It was an honour to be joined by Sir Nicholas Soames MP, Matthew Pennycook MP, Will Quince MP, and Sir Peter Bottomley MP, all of whom have lent their support to this issue. It's not too late to sign - please add your signature to the petition where you can find details below.
|The event was also featured on Channel 5 News,|
BBC Look South were there and you can see their report (from 4:10) here:
The issue was also featured on Sky News which you can find here: http://news.sky.com/story/call-for-group-b-strep-tests-to-prevent-baby-deaths-10739624