Group B Streptococcal Audit

The GBS audit examined current practice in preventing early-onset neonatal group B streptococcal disease (EOGBS).

The project was led by the RCOG and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), supported by the Royal College of Midwives and funded by the UK National Screening Committee.

Aims of the audit

  • Investigate the implementation of the RCOG guideline (2012) on preventing EOGBS in NHS maternity units
  • Examine variation in preventive care for EOGBS
  • Identify areas for improving adherence to the RCOG guideline and preventive care

Reports from the GBS audit

Second report, January 2016

Second report from the GBS audit, January 2016 [PDF]

This second and final report contains the results of a survey of midwife-led units, a review of local protocols for preventing EOGBS and a review of written patient information on GBS infection.


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