Use a skip link to help keyboard-only users skip to the main content on a page.
When to use a skip link
All nhs.uk pages must include a skip link in the header following guidance in the GOV.UK Design System.
How skip links work
Some people use the tab key on their keyboard to navigate through the links and form elements on a web page. Including a skip link gives users the option to bypass the top-level navigation links and jump to the main content on the page.
The skip link component is visually hidden until a keyboard press activates it.
If you’ve used skip links, please share your user research findings.
Have you tested this component?
If so, please share your research findings and let us know how it has worked for you. This will help us improve it for everyone.
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