Petitioner: Shaheen McQuade
28 December 2015
Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ensure all pregnant women receive information about Group B Strep and are given the option to be tested; and to set aside funding to find more reliable methods of testing.
12 January 2016: The Committee took evidence from Shaheen McQuade. The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. The Committee also agreed to seek further information from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre. Link to Official Report 12 January 2016
1 March 2016: The Committee agreed to include the petition in its legacy paper for consideration by the Session 5 Public Petitions Committee. Link to Official Report 1 March 2016
29 September 2016: The Committee agreed to defer further consideration of the petition until the National Screening Committee's review of the evidence on Group B Strep screening is published. Link to Official Report 29 September 2016
I feel very strongly about this as I lost my precious son to this awful infection when it could have been prevented. I want to ensure no other parent has to experience the pain and devastation I have.