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These are the APIs which are currently available, or in development, from NHS Digital. If you're looking for API standards, or other reference materials, try our Developer A-Z.

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A

internal

Assessment discharge and withdrawal - developer resource

The Assessment Discharge and Withdrawal (ADW) specification defines a number of messages to support the exchange of structured information between healthcare and social care organisations.

C

external

Clinical decision support

This Alpha service gives access to the FHIR clinical decision support implementation guide

external

Clinical document architecture - document header

Generic document header FHIR specification

external

Clinical document architecture - end-of-life

Transfer end-of-life documents between GP and palliative care systems

D

external

Diagnostic data services

Pass pathology messages securely and effectively

internal

Digital Child Health Specification Versions

The Child Health Events contain information meaningful to those managing the personal health of themselves or their families, professionals providing direct care to children and young people and those managing the health of populations.

external

Digital maternity

Exchange of maternity records between different care providers

internal

Digital medicine specification versions

The digital medicines specification supports FHIR messages to support pharmacy information flows.

external

Directory of services

Retrieve service information about a wide range of health and care services in England

E

external

Electronic prescription tracker

Read-only interface to track information about a patient's prescription

external

End-of-life (FHIR)

Transfer end-of-life records using the FHIR standard

external

End-of-life document (CDA)

Transfer end-of-life documents between GP and palliative care systems

external

eReferral service

Make referrals from primary to secondary care

external

Events management

Allows patient-centric event messages including birth notifications, change of address, change of GP, death notifications, professional contacts, and vaccinations to be published from one system, and distributed between subscribers

F

external

Female genital mutilation

Share risk information about female genital mutilation between relevant NHS professionals

G

external

GP connect API

Share information between GP practices and authorised clinical staff, quickly and efficiently

H

external

Hello World API

Use this API alongside our tutorials to learn how to connect to our APIs.

I

external

Interoperability toolkit (ITK)

Standard message headers and responses for message and document flows

M

external

Message implementation manual

Domain implementation manual

external

Messaging exchange for social care and health (MESH)

Exchange messages and files between providers

N

external

National data opt-out

Capture patient preferences for sharing of data by healthcare organisations

external

National events management system

Allows patient-centric event messages including birth notifications, change of address, change of GP, death notifications, professional contacts, and vaccinations to be published from one system, and distributed between subscribers

external

National pathology FHIR messaging

Share pathology results in NHS primary and secondary care settings

external

National population failsafe management

Implement national failsafe alerts

external

National record locator

Locate and share patient records across the health and care system

external

NHS.UK content syndication APIs

Use our APIs and widgets to syndicate official NHS information about conditions, health news, medicines, and more.

internal

NHS Identity: Guidance for developers

Find developer information for NHS Identity, including services offered and how to integrate and use NHS Identity, along with other help and support.

O

external

Organisation data service (FHIR/ORD)

Lookup NHS organisation reference data, using a FHIR or ORD interface

P

external

Pathology (FHIR)

Share pathology results in NHS primary and secondary care settings

external

Personal Demographics Service - FHIR API

Access patients' personal information, such as name, date of birth and address, using our FHIR-compliant RESTful API.

internal

Personal Demographics Service - HL7 V3 API

Access patients' personal information, such as name, date of birth and address using our HL7 V3 API.

internal

Personal Demographics Service - SMSP API

Access patients' personal information, such as name, date of birth and address using our SMSP API.

S

external

Scheduling

Search for free slots and book appointments through NHS scheduling

external

Spine core (FHIR)

APIs for messages including visitors and migrants, national opt-out, national record locator service, and reasonable adjustments

internal

Spine Mini Service Provider for Personal Demographics Service

The NHS Digital Spine Mini Service Provider (SMSP) lets health and social care providers access important information held on Spine. It aims to reduce the complexities around integration with the Spine.

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internal

Transfer of Care specification versions

This page contains the new and previous Transfer of Care specifications.

Last edited: 31 March 2020 3:13 pm