Early warning systems have been used across acute hospital care in both adult (National Early Warning Score – NEWS) and paediatric (Paediatric Early Warning – PEW) settings for a number of years. It is generally accepted that the use of such tools is valuable in detecting subtle deterioration in clinical conditions and leads to early medical review, which in turn reduces morbidity. The remit of this paper was to develop a Newborn Early Warning System for use within newborn and maternity services across the United Kingdom. 

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