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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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Draft

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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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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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
Draft

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
Draft

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
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
Deprecated

e-Referral Service - FHIR API (HSCN)

Access the e-Referral Service (e-RS) - the national service for creating and managing paperless referrals in primary and secondary care via HSCN only.

Referrals and bookings Hospital GP / primary care API Central FHIR DSTU2 STU3

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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
Active

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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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: 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
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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Active

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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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
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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
In production

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

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 Central Internet facing FHIR STU3
In production Deprecated

NHS Booking - FHIR API

Search for free slots and book appointments with this API formerly known as FHIR NHS Scheduling API

Referrals and bookings Urgent and emergency care NHS 111 API Intermediary Internet facing FHIR STU3

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In production

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 Central Internet facing FHIR STU3

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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 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 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 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