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National Early Warning Score

The Society for Acute Medicine strongly supports the implementation of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) in all hospitals across the UK.  We believe that this will provide a major step forward in improving the quality and safety for patients admitted to hospital in an emergency and for those whose condition deteriorates during their hospital stay. We ask that all of our members actively work with their hospital teams to replace their existing Early Warning Scores with NEWS as quickly as possible.

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