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Content style guide

How to write for digital NHS services.

This style guide is for anyone creating content for the NHS, to help make things clear and consistent across all of our services.

It's meant as a guide, not a rulebook. You're welcome to adapt a style pattern if it does not meet your users' needs.

Check the GOV.UK A to Z style guide and GOV.UK content design guide for any points of style that you do not find here. If it's not there, we recommend using the Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors.