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Service Search API

Find information about NHS services, including lists of NHS organisation types, organisations, and coronavirus (COVID 19) walk-in sites.

Overview

Use this API to find information about NHS services, including lists of NHS organisation types, organisations, and coronavirus (COVID 19) walk-in sites.


Who can use this API

This API:

  • is only for use by patient-facing applications

  • is only for non-clinical use

  • can only be used where there is a legal basis to do so

Make sure you have a valid use case before you go too far with your development. To do this, contact us.

You must do this before you can go live (see ‘Onboarding’ below).



API status

This API is stable.


Service level

This API is a bronze service, meaning it is operational and supported only during business hours (8am to 6pm), Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays.

For more details, see service levels.


Technology

The API is RESTful.

The API supports search using either HTTP GET or HTTP POST.


Network access

This API is available on the internet and, indirectly, on the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN).

For more details see Network access for APIs.


Security and authorisation

This API is application-restricted, meaning we authenticate the calling application but not the end user.

Your request must include a subscription-key header with a valid subscription key. Login or register with the NHS website developer portal to get your subscription key.


Environments and testing

Environment Base URL
Production https://api.nhs.uk/service-search/

Onboarding

For more details, see getting started.


Last edited: 29 April 2022 7:38 am