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API and integration catalogue

These are the APIs and integrations 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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NHS CIS2 Care Identity Authentication

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 UI integration Internet facing Uses digital onboarding
In production Deprecated

NHS CIS Authentication (Spine Security Broker) API

Verify the identity of healthcare workers in England, such as NHS staff, using the Spine Security Broker (SSB) component of the NHS Care Identity Service (CIS). CIS provides single sign-on across local and national digital services using physical and virtual smartcards.

Access to records Security API Central SOAP
In production

NHS login

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 UI integration Internet facing Uses digital onboarding

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