Pregnancy: Streptococcus:Written question - 2419

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Asked on: 03 July 2017
Department of Health
Pregnancy: Streptococcus
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To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the National Institute for Health Research will begin the clinical trial comparing universal screening for Group B strep carriage in late pregnancy with usual risk-based care.
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Answered by: Mr Philip Dunne
Answered on: 06 July 2017

The National Institute for Health Research will launch the expression of interest for the trial to compare universal screening for Group B strep carriage in late pregnancy with usual risk-based care shortly. Following a full Health Technology Assessment board commissioning process, it is anticipated that the pilot phase of the trial will start at the beginning of 2019.

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