This guidance sets out the design style and technical standards for NHS websites.
It is for NHS communications professionals, web managers and web design agencies who are building new websites or refreshing existing sites.
The guidelines apply to all NHS branded sites in England, including corporate, campaign and staff-facing websites.
The Central Office of Information (COI) publish standards and guidelines for the whole of public sector online. Rather than repeat large sections of text, we link to the relevant part of the COI guidelines wherever possible.
All NHS websites should carry the NHS logo. You should position your local logotype in the top right of the website.
If you need to use the national NHS logo you should ensure that the name of your organisation appears somewhere on the home page and that the logo is positioned in the top left of your site.
Last updated: 19/11/08