As a local authority, you can:
- upload a patient's CP-IS information
- receive a notification when the patient's CP-IS information is accessed from an unscheduled care setting
- receive a notification of an inactive NHS number
Unscheduled care providers
As an unscheduled care provider, you can:
- get a patient's CP-IS information, which automatically triggers a notification to the relevant local authority
However, we recommend using the CP-IS SMSP API for an easier integration.
Scheduled care providers
CP-IS is not currently available for use in scheduled care settings.
Information held in CP-IS
CP-IS holds the following information for each registered patient:
- NHS number
- details of their plan - type, start date and end date
- details of the 25 most recent CP-IS information accesses from unscheduled care settings in England
- the name of the responsible local authority - together with their office hours phone and emergency duty contact numbers
All records in CP-IS are held against the patient's NHS number. It is therefore very important to ensure you use the correct NHS number for each patient.
For more details, see CP-IS NHS number matching information.
Using SCRa as an interim measure
We prefer unscheduled care providers to integrate their applications directly with CP-IS using our CP-IS APIs. However, as an interim measure, you can use our Summary Care Record application (SCRa) to access CP-IS information.
This API is an HL7 V3 API.
All interactions are asynchronous interactions, using HL7 V3 ebXML messaging.
Some of the interactions are 'truly' aynchronous 'fire and forget' messages, for example:
- upload a patient's CP-IS information (as a local authority)
- receive a notification when the patient's CP-IS information is accessed from an unscheduled care setting (as a local authority)
Some of the interactions are technically asynchronous but function as a real-time request-response pair, for example:
- request CP-IS information (as an unscheduled care provider)
- receive CP-IS information (as an unscheduled care provider)
For more details, see HL7 V3.
Message Handling System (MHS) adaptor
To remove the complexity of building your own Message Handling System, we offer a pre-assured, client side MHS adaptor that you can integrate into your own infrastructure.
It makes it easier to connect to the NHS Spine and perform business operations by exposing a RESTful API that confirms to the HL7 V3 standard.
Last edited: 30 September 2021 2:05 pm