Welcome to the National Early Warning Score online training resource – NEWS.

This website provides an opportunity to learn about the implementation and use of the National Early Warning Score system which has been introduced across the NHS.

Here you will be able to access online training on how to fill in the forms and effectively operate the NEWS system, as well as the option to print out a personal certificate showing that you have successfully completed the training.

The NEWS observation chart, score card and clinical responses can be downloaded from the main NEWS page at https://news.ocbmedia.com/resources

Please note that NEWS is designed for use in adults aged 16 years and above. NEWS is not recommended for use in children, during pregnancy or spinal cord injury.

As of 8th November 2018 NEWS has been updated in line with the latest guidance from the Royal College of Physicians.


As of April 2020 this instance of NEWS2 has been made freely accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic to up-skill staff and support those returning to work.

Certificates of completion obtained during this period will be valid until the 31st July 2020 after which point users will be required to re-register to access NEWS2 through the main resource website which can be accessed here. 

Any user with a nhs.uk or nhs.net email address should register on our standard free site here.

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