Use this messaging integration to receive bowel cancer screening test results in primary care GP systems from the screening system, specifically faecal occult blood test (FOBT) results.
This integration uses UN/EDIFACT based messages sent over MESH.
Also known as NHS004 messages, these are a simpler version of the NHS003 messages specified in the Pathology EDIFACT v1.003 Standard but with the changes specified in 'Electronic GP Communication Requirements for GPSoC Software Suppliers Draft', under 'Additional guidance' below.
Bowel cancer screening NHS004 messages are almost the same as pathology NHS003 messages except they are much simpler in structure, with a single SNOMED code and 5 result values.
If you are building a system to receive bowel cancer screening test results, you can use our Lab Results adaptor to receive these EDIFACT results via an easy-to-use FHIR-compliant format.
Before you begin any development work using this integration, contact us to discuss your best options.
Environments and testing
This integration uses MESH. As a developer, you are most likely to want to connect to MESH using either the MESH client or the MESH API.
For more details about using the MESH client, see MESH client.
For the MESH API, there are several independent, externally accessible instances of MESH you can use for testing. For full details, see MESH API - Environments and testing.
You must get your software onboarded before it can go live. The onboarding process can sometimes be quite long, so it's worth planning well ahead.
This integration has a specific onboarding process for new market entrant GP IT developers. This applies whether you are integrating with it directly or using our Lab results adaptor. Contact your GP IT delivery lead for more details.
For other use cases, contact us.
Last edited: 24 October 2022 12:41 pm