Express numbers clearly: from one to nine as words; from 10 onwards, as numbers

1 2 3From one to nine, numbers are easier to read if they are written as words. From 10 onwards, they should be represented as numbers.

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  • A brief guide to easy read

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  • NHS Brand Guidelines

    Resources and templates to support the creation of patient information. Includes guidance on written information, layout, planning and communication with different groups, and signposting to further sources of information.

  • Skills for Life Survey: headline findings

    The survey aims to produce a national profile of adult literacy, numeracy, and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills, and to assess the impact that different levels of skills have on people’s lives.

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