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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. 

18 results

Include retired APIs


A
Stable

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 HL7 V3 API service Central
Stable

Alerts - HL7 V3 API

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

Information governance Community health Hospital Mental health Pharmacy GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 OOH GP HL7 V3 Has adaptor API service Central
Retired

Ambulance Messaging - HL7 V3 API

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

Appointment / scheduling Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services HL7 V3 API service Intermediary

C
Stable

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 HL7 V3 MESH Has adaptor API service Central
Stable

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 HL7 V3 API standard

D
Retired

Discharge - HL7 V3 API

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

Continuity of care Hospital Inpatient GP / primary care HL7 V3 API service Intermediary

E
Stable Under review

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.

Prescribing Dispensing Community health A&E / emergency department GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care OOH GP HL7 V3 Has adaptor API service Central
Retired

Emergency Department - HL7 V3 API

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

Continuity of care Hospital A&E / emergency department GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care HL7 V3 API service Intermediary
Stable

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.

Appointment / scheduling Referrals Hospital HL7 V3 Has adaptor API service Central

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Retired

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.

Access to records Key care information Community health SOAP HL7 V3 Has adaptor API service Central
Stable

GP2GP - HL7 V3 API

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

Continuity of care GP / primary care HL7 V3 Has adaptor API service Intermediary

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Deprecated

Legitimate Relationship Service - HL7 V3 API

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

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

N
Stable

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 SOAP HL7 V3 Has adaptor API standard

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Retired

Outpatients - HL7 V3 API

Access an outpatient report.

Continuity of care Hospital Outpatient GP / primary care HL7 V3 API service Intermediary

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Stable

Pathology Messaging - HL7 V3 API

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

Tests and diagnostics Hospital GP / primary care HL7 V3 Has adaptor API service Intermediary
Stable Under review

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.

Demographics Community health Hospital Mental health Pharmacy GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 OOH GP SOAP HL7 V3 Has adaptor API service Central

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Stable

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 HL7 V3 Has adaptor API service Central
Stable

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 HL7 V3 API standard