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National Early Warning Score (NEWS2)

NEWS is a tool developed by the Royal College of Physicians which improves the detection and response to clinical deterioration in adult patients and is a key element of patient safety and improving patient outcomes. In December 2017, an updated version of NEWS, NEWS2 was published. NEWS2 has been endorsed by NHS England and NHS Improvement – for use in acute and ambulance settings.

NEWS2 has seen widespread uptake across the NHS in England – at present 100% of ambulance trusts and 76% of acute trusts are using NEWS2, with other early warning scores in place in other areas.

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Estimated Time: 60 Minutes

Difficulty: Awareness Course

National Early Warning Score

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