National Early Warning Score (NEWS2)
Using NEWS2: an essential component of reliable clinical assessment
In this article, we outline established and recommended practice for initial and ongoing assessment. We also highlight where practice may not meet these standards, how the full context and assessment of the patient is paramount, and opportunities for more accurate assessment in the future.
NEWS2 and improving outcomes from sepsis
This article summarises the importance of an ‘unblinkered’ approach to acute illness assessment, comparing and examining the evidence for different historical scoring systems and looking at the early impact of national alignment to NEWS2 in patients admitted to hospital with suspected bacterial infections.