This Design Guidance is one of nine documents relating to patient demographic data which have been adopted by the
Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care (ISB)
as a full standard for implementation in healthcare systems.
Further information can be found at
Information Standards Board.
The Design Guidance – Patient Identification Number Input and Display
document describes the guidance and recommendations for the input and display of patient identification
numbers in clinical applications. It enables unambiguous number display, while enhancing patient safety and clinical application
Guidance is given on the display and input of patient identification numbers and focuses on:
Quick Implementation Guides (QIG) present Design Guidance content in a more consumable, visual manner. Each QIG contains all design guidance points (mandatory and recommended) accompanied by example diagrams to illustrate their application.
A Crib Sheet is provided that also supports Design Guidance interpretation. Crib Sheets are single page visual summaries of the key guidance points. Each crib sheet focuses on a specific area of guidance, so some design guidance documents have more than one. Hence, you can download the crib sheet that is pertinent to the particular topic you are interested in.
These documents are offered by way of quick reference to already familiar guidance. However, remember that the full and definitive versions of the Design Guidance include further usage examples (showing both correct and incorrect application) and detail the rationale behind the guidance.