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These are the APIs which are currently available, or in development, from NHS England and associated organisations. It includes APIs as well as API standards defined by us. For other data standards, see the NHS Data Standards Directory.

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Ambulance Data Submission - FHIR API

Submit ambulance data to our Data Processing Service (DPS) for analysis and review by NHS England and ambulance trusts, using our Ambulance Data Submission - FHIR API (formerly Ambulance Analytics).

Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services API Central Internet facing FHIR R4 REST MESH Has sandbox Uses API platform Uses OAS

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Directory of Healthcare Services (Service Search) API

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

Vaccination Reference data Patient-facing API Central Internet facing REST
In production

Directory of Services - Urgent and Emergency Care - REST API

Access information on a wide range of health and care services across England using our Directory of Services Urgent and Emergency Care REST API.

Reference data Patient-facing GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care NHS 111 API Central Internet facing REST
In production

Directory of Services - Urgent and Emergency Care - SOAP API

Access information on a wide range of health and care services across England using our Directory of Services Urgent and Emergency Care SOAP API.

Reference data Patient-facing GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care NHS 111 API Central Internet facing SOAP

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In production Under review for deprecation

Electronic Prescription Service Directory of Services API

Access information about dispensing services, including searching for dispensers who can provide dispensing services for a patient with a given location and urgency, using our Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) Directory of Services (DoS) API.

Prescribing Dispensing Reference data Urgent and emergency care OOH GP API Central Internet facing REST
Beta In production

Electronic Prescription Service - FHIR API

Access the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) - the national service used to send electronic prescriptions from GP surgeries to pharmacies.

Prescribing Dispensing Outpatient GP / primary care API Central Internet facing FHIR R4 REST Has sandbox Uses API platform Uses OAS
Beta In production

Electronic Prescription Service Tracker - REST API

Track a patient’s prescriptions using our Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) Tracker API.

Prescribing Pharmacy API Central Internet facing REST
Beta In production

e-Referral Service - FHIR API

Access the e-Referral Service (e-RS) - the national service for creating and managing paperless referrals in primary and secondary care.

Referrals and bookings Hospital GP / primary care API Central Internet facing FHIR STU3 REST Has sandbox Uses API platform Uses OAS
In production Deprecated

e-Referral Service - FHIR API (HSCN)

Access the e-Referral Service (e-RS) - the national service for creating and managing paperless referrals in primary and secondary care via HSCN only.

Referrals and bookings Hospital GP / primary care API Central FHIR DSTU2 STU3
Beta In production Internal

e-Referral Service Patient Care – FHIR API

Retrieve referrals for a patient from the e-Referral Service (e-RS) - the national service for creating and managing paperless referrals in primary and secondary care.

Referrals and bookings Hospital Patient-facing API Central Internet facing FHIR R4 REST Uses API platform Uses OAS

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Female Genital Mutilation - Information Sharing - FHIR API

Share female genital mutilation (FGM) information for children under 18 with relevant NHS professionals across England using our Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Information Sharing FHIR API.

Key care information Community health Hospital Mental health Pharmacy GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 OOH GP API Central FHIR DSTU2

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Message Exchange for Social Care and Health (MESH) API

Transfer messages and large files securely across health and social care organisations using the Message Exchange for Social Care and Health (MESH) API.

Messaging Transport / infrastructure API Central Internet facing REST MESH Uses OAS Uses digital onboarding
In development Internal

Multicast Notification Service API

Publish and receive patient-related state changes from a single centralised system.

API Central Publish-subscribe events Internet facing STU3 REST MESH Has sandbox Uses OAS

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Beta In production Internal

National Data Opt-out - FHIR API

Capture patients' preferences and control sharing of their data by healthcare organisations for planning and research purposes with our National Data Opt-out (NDOP) FHIR API.

Access to records Information governance Community health Hospital A&E / emergency department Inpatient Outpatient Mental health GP / primary care Social care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 OOH GP API Central Internet facing FHIR STU3 REST
In production

National Event Management Service - FHIR API

Publish and subscribe to patient-centric healthcare event messages with the National Events Management Service (NEMS) FHIR API. This national service is implemented on the NHS Spine. 

Continuity of care Messaging Transport / infrastructure API Central Publish-subscribe events Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH NEMS Uses digital onboarding
In production

National Record Locator - FHIR API

Locate and access patient information shared by other healthcare organisations using the National Record Locator (NRL) FHIR API.

Access to records Transport / infrastructure API Central Internet facing FHIR STU3 R4 REST Uses digital onboarding
In production Deprecated

NHS Booking - FHIR API

Search for free slots and book appointments with this API formerly known as FHIR NHS Scheduling API

Referrals and bookings Urgent and emergency care NHS 111 API Intermediary Internet facing FHIR STU3
In production

NHS CIS2 Care Identity Authentication API

Verify the identity of healthcare workers in England, such as NHS staff, using the NHS Care Identity Service 2 (CIS2). CIS2 uses the OpenID Connect (OIDC) standard to provide single sign-on across local and national digital services using smartcards or modern alternatives.

Security Hospital GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 API Central Internet facing Uses digital onboarding
In production

NHS login API

Access multiple digital health and social care services with a single login for patients and the public. NHS login uses the OpenID Connect (OIDC) standard.

Security Patient-facing API Central Internet facing Uses digital onboarding
In production

NHSmail APIs

Integrate with NHSmail using these native Microsoft Exchange APIs.

Messaging Transport / infrastructure API Central Internet facing REST
In production

NHS Website Content API

Pull content from the NHS.UK website about health conditions, health news, medicines A-Z and more, using our free NHS Website Content APIs and widgets.

Patient-facing API Central Internet facing REST

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Ophthalmic Payments API

Submit General Ophthalmic Service (GOS) payment claims from Practice Management Systems (PMS) and Bulk Scanning facilities to Primary Care Support England (PCSE),

API Internet facing REST
In production

Organisation Data Service - FHIR API

Access a reduced dataset of health and social care organisations in England and Wales, such as trusts or GP practices, using our Organisation Data Service (ODS) FHIR API. 

Community health Dentistry Hospital A&E / emergency department Outpatient Mental health Pharmacy GP / primary care Social care Ambulance services NHS 111 OOH GP API FHIR STU3 REST Uses OAS
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Organisation Data Service - ORD API

Access the full dataset of health and social care organisations in England and Wales, such as trusts or GP practices, using our Organisation Data Service (ODS) Organisation Reference Data (ORD) API. 

Reference data Community health Dentistry Hospital A&E / emergency department Inpatient Outpatient Mental health Pharmacy GP / primary care Social care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 OOH GP API Central Internet facing REST SOAP

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Beta In production Internal

Patient Care Aggregator - FHIR API

Get an aggregated list of referrals and bookings for a patient from secondary care providers.

Referrals and bookings Patient-facing API Intermediary Internet facing FHIR R4 REST Uses API platform Uses OAS
Beta In production

Patient Care Aggregator Record Service API

As a secondary care provider, let the Patient Care Aggregator know which patients you have bookings for.

Referrals and bookings API Central Internet facing REST Uses OAS Uses digital onboarding
In production

Personal Demographics Service - FHIR API

Access patients' personal information, such as name, address, date of birth, related people, registered GP, nominated pharmacy and NHS number using the FHIR version of the Personal Demographics Service (PDS) API.

Demographics Community health Hospital Mental health Patient-facing Pharmacy GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 OOH GP API Central Internet facing FHIR R4 REST Has sandbox Uses API platform Uses OAS Uses digital onboarding
Beta Internal

Prescriptions for Patients FHIR API

Use this API to access the Patient Facing Services (PFS) capabilities of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS).

Pharmacy API FHIR REST Has sandbox Uses API platform Uses OAS


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Technology Reference Update Distribution API

Automate the download of TRUD release files, including classification products, NHS data model and dictionary, and terminology products.

Reference data API Central Internet facing REST
In production

Terminology Server - FHIR APIs

Retrieve terminologies and classifications from the NHS England Terminology Server, such as SNOMED-CT or ICD-10.

Reference data API Central Internet facing FHIR R4 REST

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Urgent and Emergency Care Continuous Quality Improvement API

Submit 111 or 999 call triage data for quality monitoring purposes, following an NHS Pathways patient phone assessment.

Continuity of care Urgent and emergency care NHS 111 API Central Internet facing REST

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