National Early Warning Score (NEWS)

Determines the degree of illness of a patient and prompts critical care intervention.

Respiratory Rate

Oxygen Saturations

Any Supplemental Oxygen


Systolic Blood Pressure

Heart Rate

AVPU Score


Source: Royal College of Physicians. National Early Warning Score (NEWS) Standardising the assessment of acute-illness severity in the NHS. Report of a working party. London: RCP, 2012.