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

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Care Connect FHIR API standards

API standards using FHIR STU3 to create a unified approach to interoperability across England.

API standard FHIR STU3
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Child Protection - Information Sharing - SMSP API standards

Become a Spine Mini Service Provider giving access to child protection information from Child Protection - Information Sharing (CP-IS) for an unscheduled care provider using our SMSP API standards.

Access to records Key care information Community health Hospital A&E / emergency department Inpatient Social care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services OOH GP API standard HL7 V3
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Clinical Decision Support API standards

API standards to support the triage and onward referral of patients who are interacting with Urgent and Emergency Care services, such as NHS 111.

Clinical decision support Hospital A&E / emergency department Patient-facing GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care NHS 111 API standard FHIR STU3 REST
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Clinical Document Architecture API standards

API standards to send and receive Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) messages and share information in a clinically safe way.

Messaging API standard

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Dose Syntax API standards

API standards to provide a structured way to record dosage instructions between primary and secondary care settings.

Continuity of care Prescribing Dispensing Community health Hospital GP / primary care API standard FHIR STU3

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Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration API standards

Use these API standards to share medication requests between ePMA systems and hospital pharmacy or stock control systems.

Prescribing Dispensing Hospital A&E / emergency department Inpatient GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care API standard FHIR STU3
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End of Life API standards

API standards to enable sharing and updating of digital end of life care (EoLC) records.

Access to records Community health Hospital GP / primary care Social care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 API standard FHIR STU3
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Eyecare Electronic Referral Service API standard

Pass details of a new eyecare referral to an Eyecare Electronic Referral System (EeRS).

Referrals and bookings API standard REST Uses OAS

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Female Genital Mutilation - Information Sharing - SMSP API standards

Become a Spine Mini Service Provider giving access to female genital mutilation (FGM) information for children under 18 to relevant NHS professionals across England, using our Female Genital Mutilation - Information Sharing (FGM-IS) SMSP API standards.

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

API standards using FHIR release 4 to create a unified approach to interoperability across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

API standard FHIR R4
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FHIR Vital Signs profiles API standards

View mappings between LOINC codes ("magic values") to SNOMED CT values used in FHIR STU3 in the UK.

API standard FHIR STU3

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Interface Mechanism 1 API standards

API standards to support the integration of your systems with any principal clinical GP system using IM1.

Access to records Hospital A&E / emergency department Patient-facing GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care API standard
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Interoperability Toolkit 2 Messaging API standards

API standards for a set of messaging components using HL7 V2 and HL7 V3.

Messaging API standard
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Interoperability Toolkit 3 Messaging Distribution FHIR API standards

API standards for a set of generic messaging components using FHIR STU3 to create a unified approach to NHS message and document flows across England. 

API standard FHIR STU3 MESH

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Logical Record Architecture API standards

API standards for a Logical Record Architecture (LRA) for use in health and social care.

Messaging API standard

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National Early Warning Score 2 API standards

API standards to enable sharing of patients' vital signs and NEWS2 scores between systems and across care boundaries, for example, between two hospitals.

Access to records Continuity of care Hospital A&E / emergency department Inpatient GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services API standard FHIR STU3
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NHS 111 API standard

API standard to share information between NHS 111 and other organisations, such as GPs and ambulance services, and query the Repeat Caller Service.

Hospital A&E / emergency department GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 API standard SOAP HL7 V3 Has adaptor

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Active Under review for deprecation

Personal Demographics Service - SMSP API standards

Become a Spine Mini Service Provider giving access to patients' personal information, such as name, address, date of birth, related people, registered GP and NHS number, using our Spine Mini Service Provider (SMSP) API standards.

Demographics Community health Hospital Mental health Pharmacy GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 OOH GP API standard

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Summary Care Record - SMSP API standards

Become a Spine Mini Service Provider giving access to a patient's Summary Care Record using our SMSP API standards.

Access to records Community health Hospital Mental health Pharmacy GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 OOH GP API standard HL7 V3