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  1. Cerebral palsy in adults (QS191)

    This quality standard covers care and support for adults with cerebral palsy (aged 25 and over). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

  2. Intrapartum care: existing medical conditions and obstetric complications (QS192)

    This quality standard covers care during labour and birth for women who need extra support because they have a medical condition or complications in their current or previous pregnancy. It also covers women who have had no antenatal care. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. It does not cover the antenatal and postnatal care of pregnant women with mental health conditions, hypertension in pregnancy, diabetes in pregnancy or the organisation of care for pregnant women with complex social factors.

  3. Colorectal cancer (QS20)

    This quality standard covers managing colorectal (bowel) cancer in adults (aged 18 and over). It includes managing local disease and secondary tumours (metastatic disease). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

  4. Sepsis (QS161)

    This quality standard covers the recognition, diagnosis and early management of sepsis for all populations. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

  5. Episcissors-60 show promise for mediolateral episiotomy. But there is currently not enough evidence to support the case for routine adoption in the NHS. Research is recommended to address uncertainties about the efficacy and safety of using Episcissors-60. This research should: - determine if using Episcissors-60 in addition to other care bundle measures is more effective in achieving an optimal episiotomy angle and in preventing episiotomy-related obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASI) than standard episiotomy scissors - include patient-reported outcome measures - address potential equality considerations by ensuring patients at greatest risk of OASI are recruited - determine the relative cost of using Episcissors-60 compared with standard episiotomy scissors.

    Recommendation ID MTG47/1 Question Episcissors-60 show promise for mediolateral episiotomy. But there is currently not enough evidence

  6. The committee recommended that further research is needed to measure the wider effects on public health and the costs of antimicrobial stewardship associated with different classes of antibiotics used in different healthcare settings. This will help to inform the development of technologies to guide more targeted use of antibiotics and wider UK antimicrobial resistance policy.

    Recommendation ID DG38/1 Question The committee recommended that further research is needed to measure the wider effects on public health

  7. What are the challenges and potential solutions for UK employers and employees in micro-, small- and medium-sized organisations (which may not have easy access to additional services such as employee assistance programmes or occupational health services) in ensuring sickness policy is managed effectively and facilitating return to work?

    Recommendation ID NG146/5 Question What are the challenges and potential solutions for UK employers and employees in micro-, small- and

  8. For children and young people with intractable cancer-related pain and pain associated with specific diseases (such as epidermolysis bullosa), what is the clinical and cost effectiveness of cannabis-based medicinal products as an add-on to standard treatment to improve symptoms compared with treatment with standard care?

    Recommendation ID NG144/2 Question For children and young people with intractable cancer-related pain and pain associated with specific