Supplementary guidance to support implementation of NEWS 2
The RCP has also produced supplementary guidance to support implementation of NEWS2. Advice is given in five categories – new confusion, escalation/response guidance, oxygen scales, receiving acute patients into hospital, and what to do when the NEWS2 scores are incomplete.
An example of a structured document of clinical response to deterioration can be found here.
NEWS2 and deterioration in COVID-19
See our new guidance on using NEWS2 to manage deterioration in patients with COVID-19.
NEWS2 has received formal endorsement from NHS England and NHS Improvement to become the early warning system