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

25 results

Include retired APIs


A
Deprecated

Assessment Discharge and Withdrawal - FHIR

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

Continuity of care Hospital Inpatient Social care Message integration Internet facing FHIR DSTU2 MESH

B
Stable

Bowel Cancer Screening - EDIFACT

Receive bowel cancer screening test results in GP practices from the screening system.

Tests and diagnostics Hospital GP / primary care Message integration Internet facing MESH Has adaptor

C
Stable

Cervical Screening - EDIFACT

Send cervical screening test results from screening laboratories and receive them in GP practices and NHAIS system.

Vaccination Tests and diagnostics Hospital GP / primary care Message integration Internet facing MESH Has adaptor

D
Stable

Demographics Batch Service API

Submit a file of patient information to the Spine for tracing against the Personal Demographics Service (PDS).

Demographics Community health Hospital Mental health Pharmacy GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 OOH GP API service Central Internet facing
Stable

Digital Child Health - FHIR

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 Publish-subscribe events Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH NEMS

E
Beta

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.

Appointment / scheduling Referrals Hospital GP / primary care API service Central Internet facing FHIR STU3 Has sandbox Uses API platform Uses OAS

G
Stable

GP Connect Send Document - FHIR

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 Message integration Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH

N
Beta Internal use only

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 service Central Internet facing FHIR STU3 REST
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 API service Intermediary Internet facing FHIR
Private beta

NHS App API

Engage with users of the NHS App.

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

NHS CIS2 Care Identity Authentication - API

Verify the identity of healthcare workers in England, such as NHS staff, when they access national clinical information systems, using the NHS Care Identity Service 2 (CIS2). 

Security Hospital GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Ambulance services NHS 111 API service Central Internet facing

O
Stable

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 API service Central Internet facing FHIR STU3
Stable

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) 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 service Central Internet facing REST SOAP

P
Stable Under review

Pathology Messaging - EDIFACT

Receive pathology test results in GP practices from laboratories.

Tests and diagnostics Hospital GP / primary care Message integration Internet facing MESH Has adaptor
Alpha

Pathology Messaging - FHIR

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 Message integration Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH
Stable

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 API service Central Internet facing FHIR R4 Has sandbox Uses API platform Uses OAS
Stable

Personal Demographics Service Notifications - FHIR

Receive notifications about changes to a patient's demographic details, including record change, 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 Publish-subscribe events Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH NEMS

R
Alpha

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 API service Central Internet facing FHIR STU3 REST Has sandbox Uses API platform Uses OAS

S
Private beta

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 API service Central Internet facing FHIR R4 Has sandbox Uses API platform Uses OAS
Alpha

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

T
Stable

Transfer of Care Emergency Care Discharge - FHIR

Send discharge information from an emergency care provider to a GP practice.

Continuity of care Hospital A&E / emergency department GP / primary care Urgent and emergency care Message integration Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH
Stable

Transfer of Care Inpatient Discharge - FHIR

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

Continuity of care Hospital Inpatient GP / primary care Message integration Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH
Stable

Transfer of Care Mental Health Discharge - FHIR

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

Continuity of care Hospital Mental health GP / primary care Message integration Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH
Stable

Transfer of Care Outpatient Clinic Letter - FHIR

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

Continuity of care Hospital Outpatient GP / primary care Message integration Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH

V
Stable

Vaccination Events - FHIR

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

Continuity of care Vaccination Community health Hospital Inpatient Outpatient GP / primary care Publish-subscribe events Internet facing FHIR STU3 MESH NEMS