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  1. The effect of injectable contraceptives on bone mineral density in women who have used DMPA for longer than 2 years is uncertain. Adequately powered surveys or cross‑sectional studies are needed to examine the recovery of bone mineral density after discontinuation of DMPA after long‑term and very long‑term use. Studies are also needed to examine the risk of bone fractures in older women.

    Recommendation ID CG30/4 Question The effect of injectable contraceptives on bone mineral density in women who have used DMPA for longer

  2. What is the clinical and cost effectiveness, post-treatment and at longer-term follow‑up, of a brief psychosocial intervention as reported by the IMPACT trial, but delivered by practitioners other than psychiatrists and in other settings, including primary care, to young people aged 12 to 18 years with mild or moderate to severe depression?

    Recommendation ID NG134/4 Question What is the clinical and cost effectiveness, post-treatment and at longer-term follow‑up, of a brief

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of radially emitting laser fibre treatment of an anal fistula is limited in quantity and quality. Therefore, although there are no major safety concerns, this procedure should only be used with special arrangements  for clinical governance, consent, and audit or research.

    Recommendation ID IPG644/1 Question Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of radially emitting laser fibre treatment of an anal fistula

  6. The committee recommended that data should be collected to evaluate the system impact of adopting the lead‑I ECGs on both primary and secondary care. In particular, data should be collected on how ECGs generated by the devices would be interpreted in practice, including staff time needed to interpret the ECG traces and associated costs.

    Recommendation ID DG35/2 Question The committee recommended that data should be collected to evaluate the system impact of adopting the

  7. In patients with negative MRI (Likert score 1 or 2), what is the next best diagnostic investigation to rule out clinically significant prostate cancer? What is the diagnostic accuracy of transperineal mapping biopsy compared with transperineal non-mapping biopsy in the diagnosis of clinically significant prostate cancer?

    Recommendation ID NG131/7 Question In patients with negative MRI (Likert score 1 or 2), what is the next best diagnostic investigation