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API catalogue

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These are the APIs which are currently available, or in development, from NHS Digital. It includes API standards defined by us. If you're looking for other standards or reference materials, try our Developer A-Z

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Alerts - HL7 V3 API

Send an alert to a Privacy Officer so they can audit whether access to a patient’s data was appropriate.

Community health Hospital Mental Health Pharmacy GP / Primary Care Urgent And Emergency Care Ambulance Services NHS 111 OOH GP Information Governance HL7 V3 API Service Central

Ambulance Messaging - HL7 V3 API

Ambulance Messaging supports the Ambulance Service Summary Patient Report containing a summary of care events and care data.

Urgent And Emergency Care Ambulance Services Appointment / Scheduling HL7 V3 API Service Intermediary

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Child Protection - Information Sharing - HL7 V3 API

Access child protection information from Child Protection - Information Sharing (CP-IS) using our HL7 V3 API.

Community health Hospital A&E / Emergency Department Inpatient Social Care Urgent And Emergency Care Ambulance Services A&E / Emergency Department OOH GP Access to Records Key Care Information HL7 V3 API Service Central

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Discharge - HL7 V3 API

Send a discharge report following transfer of responsibility for a patient.

Hospital Inpatient GP / Primary Care Continuity of Care (ToC) HL7 V3 API Service Intermediary

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Electronic Prescription Service - HL7 V3 API

Access the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) to send prescriptions from prescribers such as GPs to dispensers such as pharmacies using our HL7 V3 API.

Community health A&E / Emergency Department GP / Primary Care Urgent And Emergency Care A&E / Emergency Department OOH GP Prescribing Dispensing HL7 V3 API Service Central

Emergency Department - HL7 V3 API

Send an emergency department report following discharge or transfer of responsibility for a patient.

Hospital A&E / Emergency Department GP / Primary Care Urgent And Emergency Care A&E / Emergency Department Continuity of Care (ToC) HL7 V3 API Service Intermediary

e-Referral Service - HL7 V3 API

Create paperless referrals or manage appointment slots in secondary care using the e-Referral Service (e-RS) HL7 V3 API.

Hospital Appointment / Scheduling Referrals HL7 V3 API Service Central

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General Practice Extraction Service - HL7 V3 API

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

Community health Access to Records Key Care Information SOAP HL7 V3 API Service Central

GP2GP - HL7 V3 API

Transfer patients' electronic health records, securely and quickly, between their old and new practices when they change GPs.

GP / Primary Care Continuity of Care (ToC) HL7 V3 API Service Intermediary

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Legitimate Relationship Service - HL7 V3 API

Access patients' Legitimate Relationships (LR) using our HL7 V3 API.

Hospital Access to Records Information Governance HL7 V3 API Service Central

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NHS 111 API standard

API standard to share information between NHS 111 and other organisations, such as GPs and ambulance services, and query the Repeat Caller Service.

Hospital A&E / Emergency Department GP / Primary Care Urgent And Emergency Care Ambulance Services NHS 111 A&E / Emergency Department SOAP HL7 V3 API Standard

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Outpatients - HL7 V3 API

Access an outpatient report.

Hospital Outpatient GP / Primary Care Continuity of Care (ToC) HL7 V3 API Service Intermediary

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Pathology Messaging - HL7 V3 API

Request laboratory tests and send the results back to the requester, usually the patient's GP or consultant.

Hospital GP / Primary Care Tests and Diagnostics HL7 V3 API Service Intermediary

Personal Demographics Service - HL7 V3 API

Access patients' personal information, such as name, address, date of birth, related people, registered GP and NHS number using our HL7 V3 version of the Personal Demographics Service (PDS) API.

Community health Hospital Mental Health Pharmacy GP / Primary Care Urgent And Emergency Care Ambulance Services NHS 111 OOH GP Demographics SOAP HL7 V3 API Service Central

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Spine Security Broker API

Provide single sign-on for healthcare workers using NHS smartcards.

Access to Records Security HL7 V3 API Service Central

Summary Care Record - HL7 V3 API

Access a patient's Summary Care Record (SCR) using our HL7 V3 API. Also previously known as PSIS query and GP summary.

Community health Hospital Mental Health Pharmacy GP / Primary Care Urgent And Emergency Care Ambulance Services NHS 111 OOH GP Access to Records HL7 V3 API Service Central