Compliment slips

As with letterheads, for other non-statutory organisations, such as primary care support agencies and units within NHS trusts, there are two main types of compliment slip.

These are:

 

Example A

  • You should adopt this style if your non-statutory organisation is wholly funded by and accountable to one or more NHS statutory organisations.

 

Examples B & C

  • You can adopt either of these styles if your non-statutory organisation is part of just one NHS statutory organisation.

 

Reverse side

You can use the reverse side of your compliment slips for additional information, such as directions to your premises and/or a map of the area. This additional content must support the NHS communications principles, and should be printed in black using Frutiger typeface.

Compliment slip example A (top), B (middle) and C (bottom)

Specifications for Example A

For non-statutory organisations that are wholly funded by and accountable to one or more NHS statutory organisations, the specifications for producing compliment slips are as follows:

 

NHS logo

  • Size: the height of the NHS logo on compliment slips is 8.5mm
  • Position: top-right
  • Colour: NHS Blue (Pantone(r) 300)

 

Paper stock

  • Colour: white
  • Dimensions: 210 x 100mm

 

Name of non-statutory organisation

  • Typeface: Frutiger Bold
  • Colour: NHS Blue (Pantone(r) 300)
  • Position: aligned right
  • Size: up to 16 point type
  • Leading: 14 point

Please note: you can use a single line if the name of the centre is only a single word, otherwise it should run over two lines.

 

Address, telephone, fax and web address as required

  • Typeface: Frutiger Roman
  • Colour: black
  • Size: 9 point type
  • Leading: 11 point
  • Position: aligned right

Please note: you should allow one standard line-space between your address, telephone number, fax number and website address.

 

'With compliments' line

  • Typeface: Frutiger Italic
  • Colour: black
  • Size: 11 point type
  • Leading: 13 point
  • Position: aligned left

Specifications for examples B or C

 

NHS logotype

  • Size: measured by the height of the NHS logo; on compliment slips, this height is 8.5mm
  • Position: top-right
  • Colour: NHS Blue (Pantone(r) 300)

 

Paper stock

  • Colour: white
  • Dimensions: 210 x 100mm

 

Name of non-statutory organisation

  • Typeface: Frutiger Bold
  • Colour: NHS Blue (Pantone(r) 300)
  • Position: aligned right
  • Size: up to 9 point type
  • Leading: 11 point

Please note: you can use a single line if the name of the centre is only a single word, otherwise it should run over two lines.

 

Address, telephone, fax and web address as required

  • Typeface: Frutiger Roman
  • Colour: black
  • Size: 9 point type
  • Leading: 11 point
  • Position: aligned right

Please note: you should allow one standard line-space between your address, telephone number, fax number and website address.

 

'With compliments' line

  • Typeface: Frutiger Italic
  • Colour: black
  • Size: 11 point type
  • Leading: 13 point
  • Position: aligned left

Last updated: 03/06/10