Group B Strep guidelines, patient information materials, and rates of neonatal infection

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Dear Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust,

The charity Group B Strep Support is doing some research into group B Strep prevention policies, information provision, and types of GBS testing done across the UK.

Please would you fill in the spreadsheet found at https://gbss.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2...

Please let me know if any questions are unclear. To assist with responding to this FOI request, we would expect questions 1-6 and 8-9 to need input from the Midwifery/Obstetrics & Gynaecology department, while questions 10-14 will likely need input from the Microbiology department.

Please provide answers to the spreadsheet linked above in an Excel format.

Yours faithfully,

Oliver Plumb

FOI, Rf (ROYAL FREE LONDON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Plumb

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act. The reference for this request is noted in the subject header above.

You will receive a response from us within 20 working days of receipt or an explanation as to why this is not possible. If your request is outside the scope of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we will advise you accordingly.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Team
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

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FOI, Rf (ROYAL FREE LONDON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

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Royal Free London Group Headquarters

Anne Bryans House

77 Fleet Road

London NW3 2QH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
                               
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

 

 

Dear Mr Plumb

 

Thank you for submitting a request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  Please find the response below in red font. This
response covers the hospitals and services managed by the Royal Free
London NHS Foundation Trust, namely the Royal Free Hospital, Barnet
Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital and associated group services.  

 

 

Your question

The charity Group B Strep Support is doing some research into group B
Strep prevention policies, information provision, and types of GBS testing
done across the UK.

 

Please would you fill in the spreadsheet found at
[2]https://gbss.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2...

 

 

The response

Please find the completed spreadsheet and requested guideline/information
documents attached.

 

Regarding Q7, infection data is provided for the Royal Free Hospital
site.  Data for Barnet Hospital is not available as the laboratory data
system changed in November 2018.

 

 

Your appeal rights

 

I hope that this response deals with your enquiry to your satisfaction,
however if not you have two options:

 

o If you do not feel that we have provided you with the information you
requested, you may contact us again and state what information you
still require.  However if you ask for additional and/or different
information this will be dealt with as a new request.

 

o All applicants have the right of appeal and can request an internal
review.  The internal review must be focused on the original request
and should identify how the trust’s response failed to answer your
information request and explain what you would like us to review. 
Appeals should be made in writing, within 40 working days of the date
of the response, and addressed to Ms Emma Kearney, chief
communications officer, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust at
[3][email address]

 

 

Open Government License

The trust allows you to reuse this information under the Open Government
License found at the following [4]link. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Alison Macdonald

Board Secretary

 

 

 

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