The Path of Least Resistance: Main Report
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Following the report The National Steering Group (NSG) was charged with establishing small groups of experts to expedite the recommendations and report to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) within a year on progress made. The CMO would then consider asking SMAC to reconvene the subgroup to develop the next phase of the strategy
Lack of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials in some areas due to ethical issues and paucity/quality of evidence
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