Jane Plumb MBE

Chief Executive

Group B Strep Support

Following a career in HR consulting, Jane became a stay-at-home Mum. In 1996, her second child, Theo, died aged 17 hours from group B Strep infection. Jane and her husband set up UK charity Group B Strep Support to improve the prevention of life-threatening group B Strep infections in newborn babies; support families affected by GBS and their health professionals; and support relevant research.

Group B Strep Support is supported by a highly respected medical advisory panel, and is the primary provider of patient information materials on group B Strep to the NHS. Jane has worked with many UK medical bodies to improve national standards of prevention, including the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the UK National Screening Committee. She has worked with parliamentarians and the Department of Health on improving the prevention of GBS infection in newborn babies. Jane has acted as a co-applicant, stakeholder and/or PPI on many GBS research studies, and co-authored a number of medical papers.

In the 2012 New Year Honours List, Jane was an awarded an MBE for services to Child Healthcare. In 2014, she won the Tesco Campaigning Mum of the Year Award.