Internal and wayfinding signage

Internal and wayfinding signage is also important. It provides directions within your building, and it lets people know when they have reached the room or department they are looking for.

Example of internal or wayfinding signage


Using the NHS logo

There is no need to use the NHS logo or your logotype for internal signage. However, you should use the NHS typeface and colour palette at all times.



When creating internal signage, you should keep accessibility issues in mind. Use symbols to help people with visual impairments find their way around. Access and safety signs may also be necessary to help people with physical impairments or disabilities.

For further guidance in this area, please refer to Wayfinding: guidance for healthcare facilities.

Hard copies of this publication should be available in your trust library. If you belong to a non-NHS organisation, you can order a copy from The Stationery Office on 0870 600 5522 (quote ISBN 0-11-322140).


Last updated: 06/06/08