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.
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
Design Guidance - Telephone Number Input and Display (v184.108.40.206) - PDF