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Volume 15/Issue 1, January 2019

Failed diagnosis of GBS in newborns costs the NHS millions in negligence claims

Oliver Plumb


Newborn babies are needlessly dying or being left with potentially life-changing disabilities because the NHS is failing to prevent or treat infection caused by group B Streptococcus (GBS) at birth, which kills one baby in the UK each week. This failure is costing the NHS millions in negligence claims.

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