This guide contains all the Patient Name 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 patient names.
Currently, within a given clinical context, patient names are displayed in a variety of
formats. Confusion over a patient's name is likely to lead to delays in identification
or cause misidentification of patients and items associated with them (such as records and
This version of the Patient Banner guide is based on the full guidance document
Design Guidance - Patient Name Input and Display (v18.104.22.168) - PDF