Group B Streptococcus Screening Programme

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 30th May 2013.

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Photo of Margaret McDougall Margaret McDougall Labour

Given that a test costs approximately £15, will the cabinet secretary at least consider whether NHS Scotland should offer the option of a test to pregnant women, to ensure that no other family has to endure the loss of their baby from streptococcus B? Will the cabinet secretary meet me and the baby’s parents to discuss the matter?