Use this API 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
Examples of such events include creating, updating or deleting a record of a:
- blood spot test outcome
- newborn hearing test
- Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) outcome
This API enables the sharing of information about these events in the form of small, structured and interoperable health event FHIR 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. This uses our National Events Management Service (NEMS).
Potentially, patients and carers could also share this information.
For more information see Digital Child Health - FHIR API.
Before you begin any development work using this API, contact us to discuss your best options.