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  1. NICE recommends offering women induced labour earlier in new draft guidance

    Women should be offered induced labour earlier than previously advised to make birth safer for them and their babies, according to draft guidelines published by NICE today (25 May 2021). The updated recommendations strengthen previous advice in the light of new evidence on induction timings.

  2. The evidence on the safety of reinforcement of a permanent stoma with a synthetic or biological mesh to prevent a parastomal hernia shows there are serious but well-recognised complications. The evidence on efficacy is limited in quantity and quality. Therefore, this procedure should not be used unless  special arrangements   are in place for clinical governance, consent, and audit or research.

    Recommendation ID IPG654/1 Question The evidence on the safety of reinforcement of a permanent stoma with a synthetic or biological mesh