NHS Elect Communications Media

Communications Media – Web Design


Case histories of website design and implementation for NHS Elect members

We have been supporting NHS trusts with their websites and intranets for almost ten years now, beginning at a time when hospital websites were first being introduced and few trusts had the IT and design staff to implement them well. Nowadays, most trusts have good, functional websites that use sophisticated content management systems which their internal comms team is able to maintain. We have moved on from hosting complete sites for our members (which we used to do) to contributing advice and know-how on the choice of software and information architecture. We can supply the specialist services that a good website needs, such as overall design and branding, stills photography and video production.

Microsites

Much of our current website work involves creating microsites that complement the main Trust website and have additional features or content and design that cannot easily be achieved as part of the main website.

Here are some examples of how we have worked with our members:

Sexual Health Warwickshire (George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust) - Microsite

For: George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

Remit: A microsite for users of the Sexual Health services across Warwickshire.

 

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Birmingham Women's Hospital Charity (archived)

For: Birmingham Women's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Remit: A microsite for the Trust's charity division. This site has video clips, news, details of future fundraising events and enables donations direct to the charity

 

(The charity's information is now covered by the main trust website, with information about their fundraising activities available mainly on their Facebook page.)

 

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Sexual Health Hounslow (West Middlesex University Hospital) - Microsite

For: West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Remit: A microsite for users of the Sexual Health services, with information targeted at a younger demographic.

 

> Visit website...

 

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West Middlesex Maternity Unit - Microsite

For: West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Remit: A microsite that complements the Trust's main website with additional information about the Maternity unit and the facilities it provides.

This microsite, which has recently been updated, features a new introductory video.

 

> Visit website...

 

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Engage Programme - Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

For: Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Remit: Salisbury's Engage Programme is run by their Department of Clinical Psychology and uses trained volunteers to support the psychological needs of older adults while they are in hospital.

The programme is also available to other NHS Trusts who would like to run their own programmes.

We created a microsite and introductory video as well as training videos.

 

> Visit website...

 

 

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West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust - Website Design

For: West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Remit: West Suffolk's IT Department commissioned a new content management system and the Trust asked NHS Elect to help them with the information architecture and overall design of the website. We also provided stills photography to go on the website. In addition, we designed and created an interactive map of the hospital.

 

> Visit website...

 

 

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