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GP Connect Send Document - FHIR API

Send a PDF consultation summary to a registered GP practice.


Use this API to send a PDF consultation summary to a registered GP practice - using GP Connect Messaging.

You can:

  • create messages to send using MESH
  • use the HL7 FHIR STU3 interoperability standard to define the message structure
  • include FHIR messaging information as defined by the ITK3 message distribution standard v2.5.0

For example, to send a document containing a patient's consultation notes to their GP practice when a patient is seen:

  • at another GP practice than their own
  • by an out of hours service
  • by a district nurse at home

Each message sent using this API uses the GP Connect Messaging components, MESH, and ITK3, to deliver the message.

Each message sent is a FHIR Message, defined as a FHIR composition, constructed to meet the ITK3 standard with a specific payload structure.

For more details, see the GP Connect specifications for developers.

API status

This API (v1.3.0) is stable.

Service level

This API is a silver service, meaning it is available 24 x 7 x 365 but only supported during business hours (8am to 6pm), Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays.

For more details, see service levels.


This API is a FHIR API.

For more details, see FHIR.

Network access

You can access this API via:

 For more details, see Network access for APIs.


For a full list of interactions for this API, see Send Document.

For details on the general structure of the interactions, see FHIR.

Last edited: 17 January 2022 3:48 pm