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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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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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In development

Booking and Referral - FHIR API

Send booking and referral information between NHS service providers using our Booking and Referral FHIR API.

Access to records Continuity of care Patient communication Referrals and bookings A&E / emergency department Ambulance services NHS 111 API Intermediary Internet facing FHIR R4 REST Has sandbox Uses API platform Uses OAS Uses digital onboarding

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Draft

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
In production Internal

COVID-19 Medical Exemptions - FHIR API

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

Vaccination Patient-facing API Central Internet facing FHIR R4 REST Has sandbox Uses API platform Uses OAS
Beta In production

COVID-19 Test Results - FHIR API

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

Tests and diagnostics Patient-facing API Central Internet facing FHIR R4 REST Has sandbox Uses API platform Uses OAS
Beta In production

Cyber Alerts - REST API

Access a feed of alerts issued by our cyber security centre.

Information governance Security API Central Internet facing REST

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Beta In production Under review for deprecation

Data Registers Service - REST API

Access a wide range of live lists of lookup data with our Data Registers Service.

Reference data API Central Internet facing REST
In production

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

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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
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
Draft

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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In development

FHIR Converter API

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

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

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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
Beta In production

GP Connect Access Document - FHIR API

Retrieve unstructured documents from a patient’s GP practice record.

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

GP Connect Access Record: HTML - FHIR API

View a patient's GP practice record, with read-only access.

Access to records Continuity of care Hospital A&E / emergency department Inpatient Outpatient GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 API Intermediary FHIR DSTU2 REST
In production

GP Connect Access Record: Structured - FHIR API

Retrieve structured information from a patient’s GP practice record.

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

GP Connect Appointment Management - FHIR API

Manage GP practice appointments between different systems.

Continuity of care Referrals and bookings Hospital A&E / emergency department Inpatient Outpatient GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 API Intermediary FHIR STU3 REST
Beta In production

GP Registrations Management Information API

Send real-time management information about GP registrations to us at NHS Digital.

Continuity of care GP / primary care API Central Internet facing REST Uses API platform Uses OAS Uses digital onboarding

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Beta In production

Health Research Data Catalogue API

Retrieve information suitable for publication in a health research data catalogue.

Access to records Key care information API Central Internet facing REST Has sandbox Uses API platform Uses OAS Uses digital onboarding
In production

Hello World API

Teach yourself how to connect to our RESTful APIs.

API Central Internet facing REST Has sandbox Uses API platform Uses OAS

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In production

Immunisation History - FHIR API

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

Vaccination Patient-facing API Central Internet facing FHIR R4 REST Has sandbox Uses API platform Uses OAS Uses digital onboarding

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In production

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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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
Beta In production

NHS App API

Engage with users of the NHS App.

Patient communication Hospital Patient-facing GP / primary care API Central Internet facing FHIR R4 REST Uses API platform Uses OAS 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 Syndicated Content - REST APIs

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

Patient-facing API Central Internet facing REST

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In production

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 NHS England
In production

Ordnance Survey Places API

Identify UK addresses with the OS Places API. 

Demographics Reference data API Central Internet facing REST Ordnance Survey
In production

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) 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
In production

Personal Demographics Service - FHIR API

Access patients' personal information, such as name, address, date of birth, related people, registered GP 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

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In development

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 Central Internet facing FHIR STU3 REST Has sandbox Uses API platform Uses OAS Uses digital onboarding

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In development

Signing Service API

Generate an electronic signature using your smartcard.

Prescribing Security Outpatient API Central Internet facing REST Uses API platform Uses OAS
Beta In production

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

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 Central Internet facing FHIR R4 REST Has sandbox Uses API platform Uses OAS Uses digital onboarding

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In production

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 Digital Terminology Server, such as SNOMED-CT or ICD-10.

Reference data API Central Internet facing FHIR R4 REST

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In production

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