NEQOS has been an active participant in the work of the national network led by the Patients Safety Measurement Unit (PSMU) and has also supported trusts across the region in using NEWS. NEQOS recently conducted a survey of the use of NEWS in GP practices across the region and plans to publish a short report presenting the findings of this survey.
There has also been a recent paper on the role of NEWS, a National Early Warning System, in detecting clinical deterioration in adults. The study aimed to explore the feasibility of measuring the NEWS in care homes and describing the distribution of NEWS readings amongst care home residents. This paper was recently published in Age and Aging and co-authored by the NEQOS Deputy Director, Tony Roberts.