We supply a wide range of lanyard styles for the NHS and they are available as both a custom printed lanyard or in a range of pre-printed lanyard designs.
Our pre-printed lanyards are available with the NHS logo printed on them and with either 1 safety break, 2 safety breaks or 3 safety breaks – these pre-printed NHS lanyards are held as stock items and can be sent out on next day delivery.
Rainbow NHS lanyards
We can also custom print your NHS lanyard order with your custom design, we supply several NHS Trusts with NHS lanyards that are printed with the trusts logo and any other wording they want on them, all of these lanyards are made to your exact specification so you can choose where the safety breaks are positioned and what clip you have on the lanyards – our printed lanyards are made to the highest of standards so please contact us to discuss your requirements and for a quote.
We now also supply a wiped down PVC lanyard that is extremely popular with the NHS, these PVC lanyards are custom printed with your design and can be easily wiped down, therefore reducing the chance of spreading infection. We have seen a growing trend in the number of Hospitals using this style of lanyard.
If you are unsure of what style of lanyard is best for your NHS Lanyard order then we have lots of experience of supplying different NHS Trusts with their lanyards so please contact us and we can talk you though the different options, we can also post you out some samples so that you can see the different styles of lanyards and work out which one if best for you.
NHS Lanyards: Guidelines, usage and custom ordering
The NHS is a beloved institution. While other countries rely on an insurance model to provide healthcare, the NHS provides free healthcare at the point of delivery. This means that you do not have to prove that you are eligible to access it. Patients don’t have to have insurance, nor do they need to be registered. Even visitors to the country can access free medical care when they need it, and this is later billed to their insurance or country of origin.Since its formation in 1948, it has grown to become one of the largest employers in Europe. It now employs around 1.1 million people across sites all over England. From a global perspective, the NHS is one of the largest employers of skilled workers.To help identify these members of staff and make it easier for patients and visitors to know who to ask for help, the vast majority of NHS workers wear identification lanyards. To protect the NHS brand from abuse, these lanyards are highly protected.There are strict rules in place to ensure these lanyards are produced to the correct specifications. This includes the style of the lanyard, colours used and logo placement. Any company looking to produce NHS lanyards needs to do so in line with these regulations. In this article, we will look at the guidelines you need to follow when producing and ordering your NHS lanyards. We are only able to supply lanyards bearing the NHS logo to authorised individuals. We have NHS lanyards in stock and ready to be shipped, ensuring you can access the lanyards you need when you need them.
NHS Logo Lanyards
The NHS logo is instantly recognisable, and the brand is fiercely protected. Since the NHS is known around the world as a leading healthcare provider, it is important that only those who are supposed to have access to NHS lanyards can use them. Without this level of protection, anyone could print and use the NHS logo and this could lead to confusion and abuse.When ordering NHS logo lanyards, it’s important to make sure you are ordering from an NHS organisation. This could mean using your NHS email address or stating an NHS address for delivery. Payment must also come from an NHS organisation, so you can’t pay with a private account and then be reimbursed. This will help to ensure NHS lanyards do not land in the wrong hands.When designing and printing NHS lanyards, there are also rules to follow for ensuring the logo is presented correctly. These rules are:
The NHS logo should be clear and visible.
The logo should stand alone and not be used alongside text
These rules help to ensure that only authorised individuals can access an NHS lanyard. Since many organisations offer a discount to NHS workers, protecting the NHS lanyard brand also helps to prevent unauthorized individuals from accessing discounts. Some NHS discounts are very generous, and it would leave the system open to abuse if anyone were able to print and use an NHS lanyard.
What is the colour scheme for the NHS lanyards?
Alongside the proper use of the NHS logo, there are also guidelines for the colour scheme used for lanyards. The NHS blue and white colour scheme is instantly recognisable, so this is also protected to avoid abuse. The colours which must be used to create the NHS lanyards are helpfully named after the organisation. NHS Blue is Pantone 300 and the White colour is simple pure white.Within this blue and white palette, there are further colours that may be considered. There are shades of dark blue to light aqua blue to bring some variety to the colour scheme. For type and logos, a range of neutral colours in monochromatic shades may be used. There are also shades for support sectors and emergency services which are used as NHS highlights.In general NHS lanyards should always be NHS Blue and White, but there is one exception to this. The rainbow lanyard is growing in popularity as a way to support the LGBTQ community. The rainbow stripes are ideal for bringing a touch of brightness to any day. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the rainbow has also been adopted as a sign of solidarity with the NHS and all of its staff during this difficult time.
NHS lanyard clips and breakaways
The point of the NHS lanyard is to make it easy to identify staff and workers. The lanyard alone is not the identifying factor, but rather it is the accessory that allows NHS workers to easily display their identification card.Every NHS trust has its own rules for how staff should display their ID. Since infection control is a key consideration, it is widely accepted that a ski pass-style clip should be used. This ensures that the ID is always visible without the need to touch the pass. These ski pass clips can be customised to ensure they are in line with the NHS branding and colour guidelines. For example, the retractable ski pass attachment may be NHS Blue with the NHS logo on it.A ski pass lanyard attachment makes the identification badge accessible at all times, which is essential for workers in restricted areas. This allows them to use their ID card as a key card and minimises the number of items they need to carry.Lanyards are not only used by clinical staff but also by support staff, including cleaners, administration and porters. Colour coding may be used within the hospital to help patients and visitors identify clinical staff and administrative staff. Giving staff a choice of colours and designs will also enable them to show their support for the NHS in their own way.One final thing to note with NHS lanyards is the use of breakaway safety features. Breakaways may be present on the back of the lanyard and on the clip attachment to ensure the lanyard does not present a choking hazard. If the lanyard or the ID badge becomes trapped, the lanyards should break away to prevent injury. This is often a matter of preference and not a requirement.
Ordering NHS lanyards
As you can surely imagine, ordering NHS lanyards isn’t as simple as putting them in your online basket and checking out. There are strict rules around who can use them, and this starts with who can order them.To protect the NHS brand from abuse, and to ensure members of the public are not misled by the use of the NHS logo, only authorized individuals can order NHS lanyards. This means that you must have the authorisation to use an NHS expenses account, you need access to an NHS site to accept delivery and you will often need an NHS email account as proof of identification.These steps help to protect the NHS brand and the public. If you are interested in ordering custom NHS lanyards for your hospital or trust, we can help bring your ideas to life. With customisable options for clips, safety features and ID pass holders you can create an NHS lanyard that works for your needs.