As there are a number of misconceptions surrounding Group B strep (GBS) carriage and its potential harmful effects on the newborn, below are a number of links for the health professional to aid in their understanding of this important topic.

RCOG GBS information leaflet

https://www.rcog.org.uk/globalassets/documents/patients/patient-information-leaflets/pregnancy/pi-gbs-pregnancy-newborn.pdf


National Screening Committee. No NHS routine screening on the NHS.

https://www.nct.org.uk/pregnancy/group-b-streptococcus-gbs


Prevention of early-onset Group B Streptococcal disease – the Northern Ireland experience.

Eastwood K, Craig S, Sidhu H, Boyle M, Gannon C, Ong G, Lupari M, Craven A, Magowan S, Ashe R. BJOG. 2014 May 23.

https://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1471-0528.12841


The accuracy of late antenatal screening cultures in predicting genital Group B Streptococcal colonisation at delivery.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/14320836