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These are the APIs which are currently available, or in development, from NHS Digital. It includes API services as well as API standards defined by us. 

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Ambulance Data Submission - FHIR API

Submit ambulance data to our Data Processing Service (DPS) for analysis and review by NHS England and ambulance trusts, using our Ambulance Data Submission - FHIR API (formerly Ambulance Analytics).

Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services Internet facing FHIR R4 MESH Has sandbox Uses API platform API service Central

Assessment Discharge and Withdrawal - FHIR API

Support transfer of care from hospital to social services for patients with care and support needs.

Continuity of care Hospital Inpatient Social care Internet facing FHIR DSTU2 MESH API service Intermediary

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Booking and Referral - FHIR API

Send booking and referral information between NHS service providers using our Booking and Referral FHIR API.

Appointment / scheduling Referrals Access to records Continuity of care Patient communication A&E / emergency department Ambulance services NHS 111 Internet facing FHIR R4 REST Has sandbox Uses API platform API service Intermediary

Booking and Referral Standard implementation guide

Find out how to build healthcare software using BaRS. Provides all the necessary resources for product owners, business analysts and software developers.

Appointment / scheduling Referrals Access to records Continuity of care Patient communication A&E / emergency department Ambulance services NHS 111 FHIR R4 REST API standard

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Care Connect FHIR API standards

API standards using FHIR STU3 to create a unified approach to interoperability across England.

FHIR STU3 API standard

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 GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care NHS 111 FHIR STU3 REST API standard

COVID-19 Medical Exemptions - FHIR API

Access a patient’s coronavirus (COVID-19) medical exemption status.

Vaccination Patient Internet facing FHIR R4 REST Has sandbox Uses API platform API service Central

COVID-19 Test Results - FHIR API

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

Tests and diagnostics Patient Internet facing FHIR R4 REST Has sandbox Uses API platform API service Central

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Digital Child Health - FHIR API

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 Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH NEMS API service Intermediary

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 FHIR STU3 API standard

Digital Medicine - FHIR API

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 Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH API service Intermediary

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 FHIR STU3 API standard

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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 FHIR STU3 API standard

Electronic Prescription Service - FHIR API

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

Prescribing Dispensing Outpatient Internet facing FHIR R4 REST Has sandbox Uses API platform API service Central

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 FHIR STU3 API standard

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 Hospital GP / primary care Internet facing FHIR STU3 Uses API platform API service Central

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Female Genital Mutilation - Information Sharing - FHIR API

Share female genital mutilation (FGM) information for children under 18 with relevant NHS professionals across England using our Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Information Sharing FHIR API.

Key care information Community health Hospital Mental health Pharmacy GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 OOH GP FHIR DSTU2 API service Central

Female Genital Mutilation - Information Sharing - SMSP API standards

Become a Spine Mini Service Provider giving access to female genital mutilation (FGM) information for children under 18 to relevant NHS professionals across England, using our Female Genital Mutilation - Information Sharing (FGM-IS) SMSP API standards.

Key care information Community health Hospital Mental health Pharmacy GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 OOH GP FHIR DSTU2 API standard

FHIR Converter API

Convert FHIR resources from FHIR STU3 to FHIR R4 and vice versa.

Internet facing FHIR STU3 R4 REST Uses API platform API service Central

FHIR UK Core API standards

API standards using FHIR release 4 to create a unified approach to interoperability across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

FHIR R4 API standard

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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 FHIR STU3 REST API service Intermediary

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 FHIR DSTU2 REST API service Intermediary

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 FHIR STU3 REST API service Intermediary

GP Connect Appointment Management - FHIR API

Manage GP practice appointments between different systems.

Appointment / scheduling Continuity of care Hospital A&E / emergency department Inpatient Outpatient GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 FHIR STU3 REST API service Intermediary

GP Connect Send Document - FHIR API

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 Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH API service Intermediary

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Immunisation History - FHIR API

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

Vaccination Patient Internet facing FHIR R4 REST Has sandbox Uses API platform API service Central

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. 

FHIR STU3 MESH API standard

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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.

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 Internet facing FHIR STU3 REST API service Central

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 FHIR STU3 API standard

National Event Management Service - FHIR API

Publish and subscribe to patient-centric healthcare event messages with the National Events Management Service (NEMS).

Continuity of care Messaging Transport / infrastructure Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH NEMS API service Central Intermediary
Retired

National Population Failsafe Management - FHIR API

Raise failsafe alerts about children with the National Population Failsafe Management (NPFM) FHIR API.

Continuity of care Key care information Hospital A&E / emergency department Inpatient Mental health GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Internet facing FHIR API service Intermediary

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 Internet facing FHIR STU3 API service Central

NHS App API

Engage with users of the NHS App.

Patient communication Hospital Patient GP / primary care Internet facing FHIR R4 REST Uses API platform API service Intermediary

NHS Booking - FHIR API

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

Appointment / scheduling Urgent and emergency care NHS 111 Internet facing FHIR STU3 API service Intermediary

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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 Internet facing FHIR STU3 API service Central

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Pathology Messaging - FHIR API

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 Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH API service Intermediary

Personal Demographics Service - FHIR API

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

Demographics Community health Hospital Mental health Patient Pharmacy GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 OOH GP Internet facing FHIR R4 Has sandbox Uses API platform API service Central

Personal Demographics Service Notifications - FHIR API

Receive notifications about changes to a patient's demographic details, including 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 Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH NEMS API service Intermediary

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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.

Key care information Community health Hospital Mental health Pharmacy GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 OOH GP Internet facing FHIR STU3 REST Has sandbox Uses API platform API service Central

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Spine Directory Service - FHIR API

Access accredited system information and messaging endpoint details in the Spine Directory Service (SDS) using our FHIR-conformant API.

Reference data Hospital GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 Internet facing FHIR R4 Has sandbox Uses API platform 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.

Access to records Community health Hospital Mental health Pharmacy GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 OOH GP Internet facing FHIR R4 REST Has sandbox Uses API platform API service Central

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Terminology Server - FHIR APIs

Retrieve terminologies and classifications from the NHS Digital Terminology Server, such as SNOMED-CT or ICD-10.

Reference data Internet facing FHIR R4 REST API service Central

Transfer of Care Emergency Care Discharge - FHIR API

Create and transmit documents containing Transfer of Care information supporting an emergency care discharge.

Continuity of care Hospital A&E / emergency department GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH API service Intermediary

Transfer of Care Inpatient Discharge - FHIR API

Create and transmit documents containing Transfer of Care information supporting an inpatient discharge.

Continuity of care Hospital Inpatient GP / primary care Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH API service Intermediary

Transfer of Care Mental Health Discharge - FHIR API

Create and transmit documents containing Transfer of Care information supporting a mental health discharge.

Continuity of care Hospital Mental health GP / primary care Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH API service Intermediary

Transfer of Care Outpatient Clinic Letter - FHIR API

Create and transmit documents containing Transfer of Care information following an outpatient consultation in a clinic.

Continuity of care Hospital Outpatient GP / primary care Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH API service Intermediary

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Vaccination Events - FHIR API

Publish or receive messages about changes to a patient's vaccination details.

Continuity of care Vaccination Community health Hospital Inpatient Outpatient GP / primary care Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH NEMS API service Intermediary
Retired

Visitors and Migrants - FHIR API

Identify overseas visitors and migrants liable for charging for their healthcare with the Visitors and Migrants FHIR API.

Continuity of care Key care information Hospital A&E / emergency department Inpatient Mental health GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care FHIR DSTU2 API service Central