The COVID-19 pandemic has changed practice at some maternity units, altering the context in which the CHOICE Study will be conducted and how its findings can be interpreted. We undertook a survey of all UK NHS Trusts and Boards that offer maternity services to establish how the pandemic has changed practice around induction of labour (IOL).

The survey opened in June 2020 and was completed in November 2020, with responses received from 92 of the 156 UK Trusts and Boards (59%). We determined significant The findings will be used to inform the CHOICE Study and qCHOICE, and to contextualise future findings. and there were also reported changes in women’s response to recommendations for IOL. 

The findings will be used to inform the CHOICE Study and qCHOICE, and to contextualise future findings. The survey findings will also be disseminated across interested networks, including the Clinical Research Network, and submitted for publication.