Deteriorating Patient

The NHS is standardising the assessment of acute-illness severity using the physiological ‘track and trigger’ National Early Warning Score (NEWS) system to identify patients at risk of deterioration.

This is a key step in the identification of patients with sepsis and the AHSN NENC will build on the work already done in the region to support the widespread adoption of NEWS in all healthcare settings to allow a common language to communicate, risk and the need for appropriate escalation of care.