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

Oliver Plumb made this Freedom of Information request to Barts Health NHS Trust

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Dear Barts Health NHS Trust,

1. Please supply a copy of your guideline(s) relating to group B Strep in newborn babies, and the date of the guideline(s) publication, and most recent update.
2. Please supply copies of the information materials (physical and/or digital) which are given out about GBS as a routine part of antenatal care.
3. What was the Trust's rate and number of early-onset GBS infection and late-onset GBS infection was for the last calendar year (2017). For clarity, this can include those who developed GBS infection while in hospital, and those who were brought to hospital (i.e. fell ill after going home).
4. Does the Trust offer antenatal testing for group B Strep carriage to any or all pregnant women in its care?
5. If 4. is yes, what methodology is used for this testing?

Thank you in advance, and if any of the questions are unclear please do let me know.

Yours faithfully,

Oliver Plumb

Dear Oliver Plumb,

Your Request for Information [FOI-860-18]

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Dear Mr Plumb,

Please see the attached response to your request.

Kind regards,

Shareen Henry
FOI Lead
Barts Health NHS Trust
9 Prescot Street
E1 8PR

T: 020 7480 4866
Website: www.bartshealth.nhs.uk
[email address]
   
Please note our new Records Management email address – [email address]

See our Records Management pages on the intranet here.

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Dear Shareen,

Thanks for your reply.

In response to my 2nd through 5th question you that "Unfortunately this information is not yet available." Can you please let me know when you expect to receive this information, and reply in full to the FOI request?

Thanks very much in advance.

Yours sincerely,

Oliver Plumb

Dear Mr Plumb,

Thank you for the below email.

I have passed you enquiry onto the relevant department and will update you as soon as I have further information.

Kind regards,

Shareen Henry
FOI Lead
Barts Health NHS Trust
9 Prescot Street
E1 8PR

T: 020 7480 4866
Website: www.bartshealth.nhs.uk
[email address]
   
Please note our new Records Management email address – [email address]

See our Records Management pages on the intranet here.

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Dear Shareen,

Could you please let me know the status of my request? It has been nearly a month since my request was passed on to the relevant department, and I'd really appreciate a response.

Yours sincerely,

Oliver Plumb

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Dear Mr Plumb

Please find attached the outstanding information you request. We sincerely apologise for the delay in providing this.

Yours sincerely

Maria Björklund
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
Barts Health NHS Trust
9 Prescot Street
London, E1 8PR

T: 020 7480 4866
Website: www.bartshealth.nhs.uk
[Barts Health NHS Trust request email]
   
Please note our new Records Management email address – [email address]

See our Records Management pages on the intranet here.

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