Telephone Number Input and Display


This guide contains all the Telephone Number Input and Display design guidelines (mandatory and recommended) accompanied by example diagrams to illustrate their application. Although offered as a quick reference to already familiar guidance, you may also find this guide useful for exploring areas of the guidance that are new to you.

Remember that this guide is not a replacement for the definitive version which includes further usage examples (showing both correct and incorrect application) and details the rationale behind the guidance.

Purpose of this Guidance

This guidance specifies a user interface for the input and display of telephone numbers. Telephone numbers are essential for enabling communication both within and outside the clinical organization and therefore it is important that they can be read and entered accurately, and are not mistaken for other numbers such as the patient identification number.

Note This guide contains some examples explicitly derived from research in the UK. Whilst you should adhere to the underlying principles, disregard any country-specific detail if it is not appropriate for your locale. Ensure that your clinical application adheres to the requirements of the location where it will be used.

This version of the Telephone Number Input and Display guide is based on the full guidance document Design Guidance - Telephone Number Input and Display (v2.0.0.0) - PDF