If you are a designer and need to create an NHS logotype, you should follow the guidance and specifications set out here.
Please note: all ‘X’ measurements on this page are based on the height of the NHS logo, where X = 8.5mm. This is the standard logo size for NHS A4 letterheads.
You should also pay attention to the kerning of characters in the logotype name: make sure they are spaced clearly and evenly.
An NHS logotype is made up of three main components. These are:
National organisations, strategic health authorities and new-style primary care trusts within the NHS have namestyles that appear below the NHS logo. They may occasionally also have a regional descriptor which appears below the namestyle.
National organisation, SHA and new PCT NHS logotype style
Local organisations include old-style primary care trusts, acute trusts, NHS foundation trusts, children’s trusts, care trusts, mental health trusts and ambulance trusts.
For these organisations, the NHS logo should sit to the right of the organisation’s name. The NHS logo should not be read as part of the organisation’s name.
Local organisation and old PCT NHS logotype style
For non-statutory organisations, names should be positioned outside the exclusion zones of the NHS logo or local NHS logotype. The point sizes given here are recommendations only.
Non-statutory organisations NHS logotype style (single line)
Non-statutory organisations NHS logotype style (multiple line)
Last updated: 07/06/10
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