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Digital Child Health Event Messaging API standards
API standards to share information about a child's health between healthcare professionals.
Use these API standards to share information about a child's health between healthcare professionals.
This information is recorded throughout a child's clinical pathway or patient journey, about:
- health events
- clinical contacts
These events or contacts happen either as part of:
- a planned Healthy Child Programme
- unplanned GP or Emergency Department visits
These API standards enable the sharing of information about these contacts via one or more small, structured and interoperable health event messages.
A publication-subscription model allows sharing of this information, in a controlled way, with health and care professionals in other organisations such as GPs, Emergency Departments and Local Authorities.
Potentially, patients and carers could also share this information.
Before you begin any development work using these API standards, contact us to discuss your best options.
|Year||Name||Version||Status & Notes||Links|
|2019||Digital Child Health (DCH) CareConnect 2.0.0-Beta||2.0.0-Beta||Current Beta version of the specification||https://digital.nhs.uk/services/fhir-apis/guidance-for-developers/digital-child-health-specification-versions|