This document provides clarification on aspects of implementing NEWS2.

NEWS2: Standardising the assessment of acute-illness severity in the NHS was published in December 2017. Since then there has been considerable learning through widespread implementation across the UK and internationally.

Particular elements of implementing NEWS2 in hospitals have proven more challenging and clinicians have raised a number of questions. To support clinicians to deliver best consistent practice, the RCP has published this additional implementation guidance to provide clarification.