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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. 

17 results

Include retired APIs


A
Stable

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 service Central Internet facing FHIR R4 MESH Has sandbox Uses API platform Uses OAS

C
Stable Internal use only

COVID-19 Medical Exemptions - FHIR API

Access a patient’s coronavirus (COVID-19) medical exemption status.

Vaccination Patient API service Central Internet facing FHIR R4 REST Has sandbox Uses API platform Uses OAS
Private beta

COVID-19 Test Results - FHIR API

Access a patient’s coronavirus (COVID-19) test results history.

Tests and diagnostics Patient API service Central Internet facing FHIR R4 REST Has sandbox Uses API platform Uses OAS

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Beta

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 service Central Internet facing FHIR R4 REST Has sandbox Uses API platform Uses OAS
Beta

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.

Appointment / scheduling Referrals Hospital GP / primary care API service Central Internet facing FHIR STU3 Has sandbox Uses API platform Uses OAS

F
Alpha

FHIR Converter API

Convert FHIR resources from FHIR STU3 to FHIR R4 and vice versa.

API service Central Internet facing FHIR STU3 R4 REST Uses API platform Uses OAS

I
Stable

Immunisation History - FHIR API

Access a patient’s coronavirus (COVID-19) immunisation history.

Vaccination Patient API service Central Internet facing FHIR R4 REST Has sandbox Uses API platform Uses OAS

N
Beta Internal use only

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 service Central Internet facing FHIR STU3 REST
Stable

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 service Central Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH NEMS
Beta

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 service Central Internet facing FHIR STU3
Private beta

NHS App API

Engage with users of the NHS App.

Patient communication Hospital Patient GP / primary care API service Central Internet facing FHIR R4 REST Uses API platform Uses OAS

O
Stable

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.

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 service Central Internet facing FHIR STU3

P
Stable

Personal Demographics Service - FHIR API

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

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

R
Alpha

Reasonable Adjustment Flag - FHIR API

Access the Reasonable Adjustment Flag - a national record which indicates that a patient requires reasonable adjustments and includes relevant details.

Key care information Community health Hospital Mental health Pharmacy GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 OOH GP API service Central Internet facing FHIR STU3 REST Has sandbox Uses API platform Uses OAS

S
Private beta

Spine Directory Service - FHIR API

Access accredited system information and messaging endpoint details in the Spine Directory Service (SDS) using our FHIR-conformant API.

Reference data Hospital GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 API service Central Internet facing FHIR R4 Has sandbox Uses API platform Uses OAS
Alpha

Summary Care Record - FHIR API

Access a patient's Summary Care Record (SCR), an electronic record of important patient information, using our FHIR API.

Access to records Community health Hospital Mental health Pharmacy GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 OOH GP API service Central Internet facing FHIR R4 REST Has sandbox Uses API platform Uses OAS

T
Stable

Terminology Server - FHIR APIs

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

Reference data API service Central Internet facing FHIR R4 REST