Community and contribution - Develop a component or pattern

Anyone can work on something in the NHS digital service manual community backlog.

How to work on a new thing

1. Sign up to work on a thing in the backlog

2. Plan your work with the service manual team

  • After you've emailed them, a member of the team will get in touch to arrange a kick-off chat.
  • The team will help you scope and plan your contribution. You'll also be able to discuss any support you might need.
  • If you're happy to go ahead, the team will assign the issue to you in the backlog.

3. Research and develop your contribution

  • While you're working on your contribution, you can contact the service manual team if you need any help.

4. Send your contribution for review

  • All work must meet the contribution criteria before it can be published. The service manual team will use the criteria to review your contribution.
  • To arrange a review, tell the team your contribution is ready.
  • If there's anything else to do, the team will share some recommendations.
  • If the work is ready to be published, the service manual team will help you get it live.

Updated: March 2019