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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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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.

Hospital A&E / Emergency Department Patient GP / Primary Care Urgent And Emergency Care NHS 111 A&E / Emergency Department Clinical Decision Support FHIR REST API Standard

COVID-19 Test Results - FHIR API

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

Patient Tests and Diagnostics FHIR REST Sandbox API Service Central

Cyber Alerts - REST API

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

Information Governance Security REST API Service Central

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Data Registers Service - REST API

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

Reference Data REST API Service Central

Directory of Services - REST API

Access information on a wide range of health and care services across England using our Directory of Services REST API.

Patient GP / Primary Care Urgent And Emergency Care NHS 111 Reference Data REST API Service Central

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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.

Urgent And Emergency Care OOH GP Prescribing Dispensing Reference Data REST API Service Central

Electronic Prescription Service - FHIR API

Access the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) - the national service used to send electronic prescriptions from GP surgeries to pharmacies.

Outpatient Prescribing Dispensing FHIR REST Sandbox API Service Central

Electronic Prescription Service Tracker - REST API

Track a patient’s prescriptions within the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS).

Pharmacy Prescribing REST API Service Central

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GP Connect Access Document - FHIR API

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

Hospital A&E / Emergency Department Inpatient Outpatient GP / Primary Care Urgent And Emergency Care Ambulance Services NHS 111 A&E / Emergency Department Access to Records Continuity of Care (ToC) FHIR REST API Service Intermediary

GP Connect Access Record HTML - FHIR API

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

Hospital A&E / Emergency Department Inpatient Outpatient GP / Primary Care Urgent And Emergency Care Ambulance Services NHS 111 A&E / Emergency Department Access to Records Continuity of Care (ToC) FHIR REST API Service Intermediary

GP Connect Access Record Structured - FHIR API

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

Hospital A&E / Emergency Department Inpatient Outpatient GP / Primary Care Urgent And Emergency Care Ambulance Services NHS 111 A&E / Emergency Department Access to Records Continuity of Care (ToC) FHIR REST API Service Intermediary

GP Connect Appointment Management - FHIR API

Manage GP practice appointments between different systems.

Hospital A&E / Emergency Department Inpatient Outpatient GP / Primary Care Urgent And Emergency Care Ambulance Services NHS 111 A&E / Emergency Department Appointment / Scheduling Continuity of Care (ToC) FHIR REST API Service Intermediary

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Hello World API

Teach yourself how to connect to our RESTful APIs.

REST Sandbox

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Immunisation History - FHIR API

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

Patient Vaccination FHIR REST Sandbox API Service Central

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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.

Community health Hospital A&E / Emergency Department Inpatient Outpatient Mental Health GP / Primary Care Social Care Urgent And Emergency Care Ambulance Services NHS 111 A&E / Emergency Department OOH GP Access to Records Information Governance FHIR REST API Service Central

NHS App API

Engage with users of the NHS App.

Hospital Patient GP / Primary Care Patient Communication REST API Service Intermediary

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 REST API Service Central

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Organisation Data Service - ORD API

Access details of health and social care organisations using our Organisation Data Service (ODS) ORD API.

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 A&E / Emergency Department OOH GP Reference Data REST SOAP API Service Central

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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.

Community health Hospital Mental Health Pharmacy GP / Primary Care Urgent And Emergency Care Ambulance Services NHS 111 OOH GP Key Care Information FHIR REST Sandbox API Service Central

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Signing Service API

Generate an electronic signature using your smartcard.

Outpatient Prescribing Security REST API Service Central

Summary Care Record - FHIR API

Access patient's Summary Care Record (SCR), an electronic record of important patient information, using our FHIR API.

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

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Technology Reference Data Update Distribution API

Automate the download of TRUD release files.

Reference Data REST API Service Central

Terminology Server - FHIR API

Retrieve terminologies and classifications from the NHS Digital Terminology Server.

Reference Data FHIR REST API Service Central

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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.

Urgent And Emergency Care NHS 111 Continuity of Care (ToC) REST API Service Central