The King's Fund house style: F

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used to emphasise how small a number of people or things (fewer people, fewer goals); less is used to refer to a smaller amount, of size, in quantity, or singular nouns (less population, less meat)

When using graphs:

  • include labels for the x and y axes
  • years should be styled as follows: 2005–6, 2010–11, etc, for calendar years or 2005/6; 2010/11, etc, for financial years.

but at first hand

Five year forward view
Use NHS five year forward view at first mention then Forward View
Full reference for the Forward View:
NHS England, Care Quality Commission, Health Education England, Monitor, NHS Trust Development Authority, Public Health England (2014). NHS five year forward view [online]. London: NHS England. Available at: (accessed on xx Xxxxxx 2015).

not focussed

footnotes and endnotes
The King’s Fund isn’t an academic publisher and we try to avoid using footnotes and endnotes. For references to other publications, we use the Harvard style of referencing (see References pp 22–31). For footnotes that contain general comments that are supplementary to the main body text, either incorporate them into the main text or delete them.

In the occasional circumstance where it’s agreed that endnotes will be used, insert them manually rather than using the Word endnote facility, as the formatting can cause complications at design stage. Run the endnote numbers sequentially throughout the publication. Insert them directly after the punctuation mark following the relevant phrase,1 and before the space.2 List the full references at the end of the publication. For the referencing style, see References (pp 22–31).

Footnotes can be used at the bottom of a table where you need to provide some brief explanatory notes to a statistic.

Use full stops at the end of all endnotes and footnotes, except when they end in a web address.

not fora

Francis report full reference
Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry (2013). Report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry (Chair: Robert Francis). London: The Stationery Office. Available at: (accessed on xx Xxxxxx 2014).

as adjective

front line
as noun

full stops [.]

  • Use full stops at the end of full sentences.
  • Don't use full stops after any kind of abbreviation or contraction, eg Dr, Mrs, Mr AE Bloggs, the BMJ, eg, ie
  • Don't use full stops at the end of captions or bibliography/further reading entries
  • Try to reorder sentences so that web addresses don't come at the end of sentences. If they do, leave out the full stop.
  • Add only one space after a full stop.

full-time equivalent (FTE)