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General Practice Extraction Service - MESH API

Send anonymised or patient-identifiable data from GP clinical systems to the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) for planning and research.


Use this API to send patient data from General Practice (GP) clinical systems to General Practice Extraction Service (GPES). This data can then be used for planning and research. 

You can:

  • receive requests for data
  • send requested data

For example, the GPES data for pandemic planning and research is used to support the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This data is used to analyse healthcare information about patients, for the duration of the coronavirus emergency period.

API status

This API is stable.


Messages are sent and received via MESH.


For a list of interactions, see the GPES Interoperability Standard v6.0.1.

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Last edited: 7 July 2021 9:19 am