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API catalogue

These are the APIs which are currently available, or in development, from NHS Digital 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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In production Under review for deprecation

Access Control Service HL7 V3 API

Manage patient consent to share their information, including their Summary Care Record (SCR), with the Access Control Service.

Access to records Community health Hospital Mental health Pharmacy GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 OOH GP API Central HL7 V3

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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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In production

Child Protection - Information Sharing - HL7 V3 API

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

Access to records Key care information Community health Hospital A&E / emergency department Inpatient Social care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services OOH GP API Central HL7 V3 MESH Has adaptor Uses digital onboarding
Active

Child Protection - Information Sharing - SMSP API standards

Become a Spine Mini Service Provider giving access to child protection information from Child Protection - Information Sharing (CP-IS) for an unscheduled care provider using our SMSP API standards.

Access to records Key care information Community health Hospital A&E / emergency department Inpatient Social care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services OOH GP API standard HL7 V3

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Retired

Digital Maternity API standards

API standards to enable sharing and updating of digital maternity records.

Access to records Continuity of care Community health Hospital Maternity GP / primary care API standard FHIR STU3

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Retired

Electronic Transmission of Prescriptions Web Services - REST API

Get prescription dispenser information for a patient, using NHS UK Web Services.

Access to records Dispensing Reference data Community health Pharmacy GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care OOH GP API Central Internet facing REST
In production Under review for deprecation

Electronic Transmission of Prescriptions Web Services - SOAP API

Get prescription dispenser information for a patient, using NHS UK Web Services.

Access to records Dispensing Reference data Community health Pharmacy GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care OOH GP API Central Internet facing SOAP
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

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Retired

General Practice Extraction Service - HL7 V3

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

Access to records Key care information Community health Message integration SOAP HL7 V3 Has adaptor
In production

General Practice Extraction Service - MESH

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

Access to records Key care information Community health Message integration Internet facing MESH
In development Internal

GP Connect (Patient Facing) Access Record - FHIR API

Access a patient's GP records.

Access to records Continuity of care Patient-facing GP / primary care API Intermediary Internet facing FHIR STU3 REST Uses OAS
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

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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

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Active

Interface Mechanism 1 API standards

API standards to support the integration of your systems with any principal clinical GP system using IM1.

Access to records Hospital A&E / emergency department Patient-facing GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care API standard

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Retired

Legitimate Relationship Service - HL7 V3 API

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

Access to records Information governance Hospital API Central HL7 V3 Has adaptor

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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
Draft

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 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 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

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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
In production

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.

Access to records Community health Hospital Mental health Pharmacy GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 OOH GP API Central HL7 V3 Has adaptor
Active

Summary Care Record - SMSP API standards

Become a Spine Mini Service Provider giving access to a patient's Summary Care Record using our SMSP API standards.

Access to records Community health Hospital Mental health Pharmacy GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 OOH GP API standard HL7 V3