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 – Telephone Number Input and Display
document describes guidance and recommendations for the unambiguous display and input
of telephone number data in clinical applications. Additionally, it enhances patient safety and usability of clinical applications by:
The guidance describes:
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.