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Originator: NHS Improvement

From: James Nicholls

Issue date: 25-Apr-2018 16:02:48

Action by recipients:
  • Acute Trusts
  • Learning Disabilities Trusts
  • Mental Health & Learning Disabilities
  • Community Trusts
  • Care Trusts
  • Mental Health & Social Care Trusts
  • Ambulance Trusts
  • Mental Health Trusts
  • Specialists Trusts
  • NHS Regional Offices

Information to recipients:
  • Special Health Authorities
  • Other contacts
  • Independent Healthcare Providers (registered with CAS)
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups

Action category: Immediate Action

Title: Resources to support the safe adoption of the revised National Early Warning Score (NEWS2)

Broadcast content:

This alert has been issued to support providers to adopt the revised National Early Warning Score (NEWS2) to detect deterioration in adult patients.

NHS England’s aim is for all acute hospital trusts and ambulance trusts to fully adopt NEWS2 for adult patients by March 2019.
The alert, jointly issued by NHS England, NHS Improvement and Royal College of Physicians, highlights the existing resources to support adoption of NEWS2, including the establishment of a network of NEWS2 champions.



Additional information: Regional teams - this alert does not need to be cascaded to primary care

Alert reference: NHS/PSA/RE/2018/003

Action underway deadline: 01-May-2018

Action complete deadline: 21-Jun-2018

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