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Transfer of Care API standards

Use these API standards to create and transmit documents and messages containing Transfer of Care information.

Overview

Use these API standards to create and transmit documents and messages containing Transfer of Care information.

The following items are within the current scope for Transfer of Care.

  • Inpatient and Day Case Discharge Summary Document (ITK3 eDischarge) - an ITK3 FHIR document containing Transfer of Care information supporting inpatient and day case discharges typically between an acute hospital and GP practice.
  • Emergency Care Discharge Summary Document (ITK3 Emergency Care eDischarge) - an ITK3 FHIR document containing Transfer of Care information supporting a discharge typically between an emergency care department and a GP practice.
  • Inpatient and Day Case Discharge Summary (Mental Health) Document (ITK3 Mental Health eDischarge)  - an ITK3 FHIR document containing Transfer of Care information supporting a mental health adult discharge summary to a GP practice.

  • Outpatient Clinic Letter Document (ITK3 Outpatient Letter) - an ITK3 FHIR document containing Transfer of Care information between the hospital clinic and the GP and other relevant parties following a consultation in a clinic.

Before you begin any development work using these API standards, contact us to discuss your best options.

For more details see the Transfer of Care FHIR API.

API standards

All versions are based on the FHIR® STU3 standard.

Year Name Version Status & Notes Links
2020 Outpatient Clinic Letter 2.7.0 Public Beta - Transfer of Care information to support outpatient attendance https://developer.nhs.uk/apis/itk3tocoutpatientletter-2-7-0/
2020 Mental Health Discharge 2.7.0 Public Beta - Transfer of Care information to support Mental Health Discharge document https://developer.nhs.uk/apis/itk3tocmentalhealthedischarge-2-7-0/
2020 Emergency Care Discharge 2.7.0 Public Beta - Transfer of Care information to support Emergency Care Discharge document https://developer.nhs.uk/apis/itk3emergencycareedischarge-2-7-0/
2020 Acute Inpatient Discharge 2.7.0 Public Beta - Transfer of Care information to support inpatient discharge summaries https://developer.nhs.uk/apis/itk3tocedischarge-2-7-0/

 

Last edited: 18 December 2020 9:30 am