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NEWS2 acute and general resources

NEWS2 Education and Training

NEWS2: the benefits of standardisation This NHSE video explains why the National Early Warning Score was developed; how it can be used to identify acute deterioration, including sepsis and the benefits of a standardised early warning system. Duration 4.47 minutes

Royal College of Physicians report and supporting documents which advocates a system to standardise the assessment and response to acute illness using NEWS2.

NHS England FAQs for NEWS2 implementation.

An interactive film which helps all healthcare professionals understand the common factors that may delay or hinder the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis, and therefore spot and treat sepsis earlier. It was created by the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in conjunction with The Health Foundation, the UK Sepsis Trust and Health Education England. Watch it here >

NEWS2 e-learning package created by NHS Training for Innovation, endorsed by The Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of Physicians, National Outreach Forum and NIHR CLAHRC (Northwest London)

Paul’s story  video of a patient who made a quick and full recovery from sepsis as a result of NEWS (the National Early Warning Score) being communicated at every handover of Care. West of England AHSN 2017. Duration 6 minutes

AHSN Publications

Distributions of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) across a healthcare system following a large-scale roll-out: BMJ Emergency Medicine Journal, 2019

Resuscitation: Can early warning scores identify deteriorating patients in pre-hospital settings? A systematic review: Science Direct, 2018

Using the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) outside acute hospital settings: a qualitative study of staff experiences in the West of England: BMJ Open, 2018 

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