National Early Warning Scores National Survey Headline Findings

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National Early Warning Scores: National Survey Headline Findings UCL Partners January 2018

National Early Warning Scores: National Survey Headline Findings UCL Partners January 2018

ØNHS Improvement tasked the 15 Patient Safety Collaboratives with supporting the NHS in all

ØNHS Improvement tasked the 15 Patient Safety Collaboratives with supporting the NHS in all sectors in their region to adopt the National Early Warning Score ØThe PSMU ran a baseline survey to map current use of NEWS in acute settings in November 2017

This slide set contains: ØHeadline results of the survey from a national view point

This slide set contains: ØHeadline results of the survey from a national view point ØMore detailed results from UCL Partners

Ø Of 127 trusts, 82 report using NEWS in all or part of the

Ø Of 127 trusts, 82 report using NEWS in all or part of the trust Ø 18 report using adapted versions of NEWS in all or part of the trust Ø 25 using another EWS in all or part of the trust Ø 2 trusts reporting not using any EWS Ø Variation in NEWS usage between regions Ø 27% of returning organisations use electronic systems, 35% a mix of paper and electronic systems and 37% use paper based systems only to calculate and record EWS Ø Key themes in challenges of implementation: Ø Staffing issues (training, engagement and understanding) Ø Technology (software, hardware, provision and use thereof) Ø Financial issues Ø Early warning score methdologies (scoring levels, collection methods and measurement)

ØIn UCLP 3 returning trusts report using NEWS across the whole of the trust,

ØIn UCLP 3 returning trusts report using NEWS across the whole of the trust, 3 reports using an adjusted version of NEWS across the whole of the trust, 1 reports using another EWS across part of the trust and 1 reports using no EWS Ø 33% of trusts use a mix of paper and electronic systems to calculate and record NEWS; 33% are wholly electronic and 33% use paper only systems ØKey challenges identified in implementing NEWS were primarily related to technology and staffing issues ØA range of support requirements for consideration

Ø Ongoing analysis of the NEWS survey data; full analysis available on the PSMU

Ø Ongoing analysis of the NEWS survey data; full analysis available on the PSMU website Ø Ambulance NEWS survey will be sent out in mid to late. January 2018 Ø The Suspicion of Sepsis Dashboard (produced by the PSMU in partnership with Imperial College Health Partners) will also be released an February to give all trusts a clear view of their Hospital Episode Statistics in relation to infection and sepsis

Thanks to all trusts for completing the survey If you have any questions or

Thanks to all trusts for completing the survey If you have any questions or queries then please send them to local. [email protected] net If you have any specific queries with regard to the data or would like to request any further analysis please contact psmu. [email protected] net