Start page

Transactional or complex forms should begin with a start page. Start pages are designed to offer a user an overview of:

  • What transaction they are completing.
  • How many pages or sections the form has.
  • What information they may need to provide in order to complete the transaction.

Each start page should consist of:

  • Name of the service.
  • A short introduction.
  • Number of pages / sections.
  • A start button or call to action.
  • Additional information.

Below is an example of what a start page should contain.

Book your appointment

Book your appointment to register a birth.
This form has: 6 pages

Start now

Before you start
You will need to know:

  • Where the child/children were born
  • The child/childrens’ date of birth
  • The mother’s full name

You can also book an appointment by phoning 0345 155 1002.

Further supporting information about start pages can be found on the GDS website