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These are the APIs which are currently available, or in development, from NHS Digital 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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In production

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
In production Deprecated

Assessment Discharge and Withdrawal - FHIR

Support transfer of care from hospital to social services for patients with care and support needs.

Continuity of care Hospital Inpatient Social care Message integration Internet facing FHIR DSTU2 MESH

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Bowel Cancer Screening - EDIFACT

Receive bowel cancer screening test results in GP practices from the screening system.

Tests and diagnostics Hospital GP / primary care Message integration Internet facing MESH Has adaptor

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In production

Cervical Screening - EDIFACT

Send cervical screening test results from screening laboratories and receive them in GP practices and NHAIS system.

Vaccination Tests and diagnostics Hospital GP / primary care Message integration Internet facing MESH Has adaptor

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In production

Digital Child Health - FHIR

Share information about a child's health between healthcare workers.

Continuity of care Hospital A&E / emergency department Inpatient Mental health GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Publish-subscribe events Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH NEMS
Beta In production

Digital Medicine - FHIR

Notify a patient's registered GP practice about care services delivered at a pharmacy, such as an immunisation.

Continuity of care Dispensing Vaccination Pharmacy GP / primary care Message integration Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH

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General Practice Extraction Service - MESH

Send anonymised or patient-identifiable data from GP clinical systems to the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) for planning and research.

Access to records Key care information Community health Message integration Internet facing MESH
In production Under review for deprecation

GP2GP Management Information MESH

Provide information to NHS Digital on the progress of the patient migration process between GP practices (GP2GP).

Continuity of care GP / primary care Message integration Internet facing REST MESH
In production

GP Connect Send Document - FHIR

Send a PDF consultation summary to a registered GP practice.

Continuity of care Hospital A&E / emergency department Inpatient Outpatient GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 Message integration Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH

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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

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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 Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH NEMS
In production

Manage GP registrations and other patient data in NHAIS.

Demographics GP / primary care Message integration Internet facing MESH Has adaptor

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In production Deprecated

Out Of Hours

Send details of an out of hours (OOH) assessment from an out of hours GP system to the patient's registered GP.

Continuity of care GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care NHS 111 Message integration Internet facing MESH

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In production Under review for deprecation

Pathology Messaging - EDIFACT

Receive pathology test results in GP practices from laboratories.

Tests and diagnostics Hospital GP / primary care Message integration Internet facing MESH Has adaptor
In development

Pathology Messaging - FHIR

Share pathology results from a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to the requestor in NHS primary or secondary care settings.

Tests and diagnostics Hospital GP / primary care Message integration Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH
In production

Personal Demographics Service Notifications - FHIR

Receive notifications about changes to a patient's demographic details, including record change, birth, death, change of address and change of GP.

Continuity of care Demographics Hospital A&E / emergency department Inpatient Mental health GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Publish-subscribe events Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH NEMS

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In production

Transfer of Care Emergency Care Discharge - FHIR

Send discharge information from an emergency care provider to a GP practice.

Continuity of care Hospital A&E / emergency department GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Message integration Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH
In production

Transfer of Care Inpatient Discharge - FHIR

Create and transmit documents containing Transfer of Care information supporting an inpatient discharge.

Continuity of care Hospital Inpatient GP / primary care Message integration Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH
In production

Transfer of Care Mental Health Discharge - FHIR

Create and transmit documents containing Transfer of Care information supporting a mental health discharge.

Continuity of care Hospital Mental health GP / primary care Message integration Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH
In production

Transfer of Care Outpatient Clinic Letter - FHIR

Create and transmit documents containing Transfer of Care information following an outpatient consultation in a clinic.

Continuity of care Hospital Outpatient GP / primary care Message integration Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH

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In production

Vaccination

Provide information to us at NHS Digital relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) and seasonal flu vaccinations.

Vaccination Community health GP / primary care Message integration Internet facing MESH
In production

Vaccination Adverse Reactions COVID-19

Provide information to NHS Digital on adverse reactions relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations.

Vaccination Community health GP / primary care Message integration Internet facing MESH
In production

Vaccination Events - FHIR

Publish or receive messages about changes to a patient's vaccination details.

Continuity of care Vaccination Community health Hospital Inpatient Outpatient GP / primary care Publish-subscribe events Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH NEMS