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These are the APIs which are currently available, or in development, from NHS England 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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Retired

Ambulance Messaging - HL7 V3

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

Referrals and bookings Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services Message integration HL7 V3

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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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In production

Directory of Services - Urgent and Emergency Care - SOAP API

Access information on a wide range of health and care services across England using our Directory of Services Urgent and Emergency Care SOAP API.

Reference data Patient-facing GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care NHS 111 API Central Internet facing SOAP
Retired

Discharge - HL7 V3

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

Continuity of care Hospital Inpatient GP / primary care Message integration HL7 V3

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In production Deprecated

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. This is now deprecated.

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

Emergency Department - HL7 V3

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 Message integration HL7 V3
In production

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.

Referrals and bookings Hospital API Central HL7 V3 Has adaptor

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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

GP2GP - HL7 V3

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

Continuity of care GP / primary care Message integration HL7 V3 Has adaptor

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Active

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 API standard SOAP HL7 V3 Has adaptor
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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In production

Organisation Data Service - ORD API

Access the full dataset of health and social care organisations in England and Wales, such as trusts or GP practices, using our Organisation Data Service (ODS) Organisation Reference Data (ORD) 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 API Central Internet facing REST SOAP

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In production Under review for deprecation

Pathology Messaging - HL7 V3

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 Message integration HL7 V3 Has adaptor
In production Under review for deprecation

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 API Central SOAP HL7 V3 Has adaptor

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In production Deprecated

Query Accredited System Information - SOAP API

Access details of accredited systems in the Spine Directory Service (SDS) using this SOAP API.

Reference data Hospital GP / primary care API Central SOAP

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