November 2021: Changes were made to align this quality standard with the updated NICE guideline on inducing labour. Statement 2 on safety and support procedures for outpatients was amended to reflect that the recommendation on audit in an outpatient setting has been removed, and the definition was updated to reflect the wording in the updated recommendations. Statement 4 on membrane sweeping for prolonged pregnancy was revised to better reflect the focus on discussing membrane sweeping with the woman in the updated guideline. Measures, data sources, links and references were also updated throughout.
August 2021: Statement 4 on membrane sweeping for prolonged pregnancy was moved to this quality standard from NICE's quality standard on antenatal care to better align the quality standards with the updated NICE guideline on antenatal care.