Building and hosting the NHS England website

NHS England

We advised on how to make the visual identity and site branding distinctive

When the NHS Commissioning Board became NHS England, it approached dxw to build and host a replacement website for the organisation. As a category one responder, NHS England had stringent security and availability requirements for the service.



Having built and hosted other public sector services with similar requirements, dxw was in a strong position to help. The site went live in 2013 and receives good feedback from users and administrators. We have continued to work with NHS England to iteratively improve the service. 


“Although there’s always more to do, we now have a website that we’re proud of!”

Beth Johnson, Digital Communications Lead NHS England

What we did

NHS England needed a website which would quickly establish its new identity with users and stakeholders; clearly communicating its aims and purpose and providing information and guidance. WordPress was the natural platform for the site, as it allows administrators to easily make updates and add new information.

Design was an important factor for NHS England, and we advised them on how to make the visual identity and site branding distinctive while maintaining clear links to NHS branding. We developed a clean and simple design and created a homepage that was engaging and easy to navigate.