Find out what's happening with the service manual.
Introduced WCAG 2.2 requirement in Accessibility guidance
Updated NHS accessibility checklist to reflect WCAG 2.2
Renamed "Content style guide" "Content guide"
Added mention of "convulsions" to entry on "seizure or fit" in the A to Z of NHS health writing
Amended entry for "NHS 111 online" in the A to Z of NHS health writing
Updated the standard for creating health content to refer to WCAG 2.2
Clarified content about font on typography page
Added section on copyright to the footer component and updated examples
Changed example of radio items with hints
Reworded care card component
Introduced WCAG 2.2 requirement on the design system home page
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Added section on AI and digital healthcare technologies to standard 8 in the NHS service standard
Added section about the AI and Digital Regulations Service to section 16 of the NHS service standard
Added link to the AI and Digital Regulations Service for health and social care from section 11 of the NHS service standard
Updated service standard 5 to refer to WCAG 2.2
Updated site map
Updated service manual footer to say (c) NHS England
Latest blog posts
Posts by the service manual team and community.
Conor Rohan, Assurance Lead, Department of Health and Social Care, explains why we use the NHS.UK and GOV.UK design systems and which one to use.
A short(ish) history of the NHS design system, Part 1: 2016 – a website, a brand, and a handful of services
Dean Vipond, previously Lead Designer at NHS Digital, tells the history of the NHS digital design system, in 6 parts.
Latest show and tell
NHS digital service manual show and tell
We live-streamed the show and tell but the original video quality was not very good. This video has the presentation slides with the live audio.
The team talks about the redesign of the service manual, how to write good questions for forms, inclusive language, the beta service standard for health and the NHS Digital accessibility lab in Leeds. The NHS Leadership Academy also share a Wordpress theme based on the NHS.UK frontend library.