Security Assertion Markup Language is an open standard for exchanging authentication and authorisation data between parties.
The schematron is an XML structure validation language for making assertions about the presence or absence of patterns in trees. It is a simple and powerful structural schema language.
Summary Care Record. The SCR is intended to support patient care in urgent and emergency care settings. The SCR stores a defined set of key patient data for every patient in England except those who elect not to have one. This data provides a summary record created from information held on GP clinical systems. This summary record helps to ensure a continuity of care across a variety of care settings.
SCRa is an end user application used to access SCRs.
The NHS Spine Directory Service is a component of the NHS Spine service, comprising of the Spine User Directory and Spine Accredited Systems and Services. The SDS ensures that transactions/messages are only processed from authorised users and systems (implemented with LDAP). The Spine Directory Service also stores a record of each NHS organisation.
Secondary Uses Service (SUS)
Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO)
Senior Responsible Owner (SRO)
Some patients are known as sensitive (or restricted) in PDS.
To protect the location of these patients, who might be at risk, we restrict access to some data in their records.
The purpose is to ensure that patient information that might imply their location is protected from viewing by any PDS user, other than the authorised staff in the PDS National Back Office (NBO) who have responsibility for managing restricted records.
A person who uses or is eligible to use a health care or social care service.
Spine Mini Service Provider. SMTP is middle ware that provides access to lightweight, filtered services on national applications.
SNOMED-CT stands for Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terminology and is the most comprehensive and precise clinical health terminology product in the world, owned and distributed by SNOMED International.
This is a clinical terminology. It is a common computerised language to facilitate communications between healthcare professionals in clear and unambiguous terms. It has greater depth and coverage of healthcare than the versions of Clinical Terms (Read Codes) that it will replace and will enable clinicians, researchers and patients to share and exchange healthcare and clinical knowledge worldwide.
SNOMED CT has been chosen to be the common language for gathering and sharing medical knowledge in the NHS Care Records Service. It will cut down the potential for differing interpretation of information and the possibility of errors resulting from traditional paper records.
Method for systems integration and development that allows different applications to exchange data in a loosely coupled way.
A protocol specification for exchanging structured information in the implementation of web services. SOAP allows processes running on disparate operating systems (such as Windows and Linux) to communicate using Extensible Markup Language (XML). Since web protocols like HTTP are installed and running on all operating systems, SOAP allows clients to invoke web services and receive responses independent of language and platforms.
Solution Assurance (SA)
Spine is a collection of national applications, services and directories which support the health and social care sector in the exchange of information in national and local IT systems. A national, central service that underpins the NHS Care Records Service.
It manages the patient’s national Summary Care Records. Clinical information is held in the Personal Spine Information Service (PSIS) and demographic information is held in the Personal Demographics Service (PDS). The Spine also supports other systems and services such as the e-Referral Service and the Electronic Prescription Service.
Spine Directory Service
Spine Directory Service (SDS) is the main information source about NHS registered users and accredited systems and services.
Spine Mini Service (SMS)
Spine Security Broker is a system within the Spine used for managing smartcard authentication.
Spine Secure Proxy is a system within the Spine used to securely broker API calls between external systems.
Standard for Trial Use. The original DSTU2 FHIR standard has been superseded by the new standard STU3 to reflect that important parts of the spec are well past the draft stage.
Some patient records are marked as superseded in PDS. This means that for some reason an original record for an NHS number is no longer valid and has been replaced with a new record and NHS number. In this case, PDS returns details of the new record and NHS number.
For example, a baby assigned an NHS number at birth that relates to the wrong mother, will have its NHS number and record invalidated and superseded by new ones that relate to the correct mother.
The software application development organisation of a product built to interface with an NHS Digital API.
Supplier Conformance Assessment List (SCAL)
The Supplier Conformance Assessment List (SCAL) is a spreadsheet that forms the basis of the onboarding process used by many of the more recent NHS Digital APIs. For each software being onboarded, a SCAL document is produced by NHS Digital based on the developer's details and the APIs the software interfaces with, and the SCAL document is supplied to the developer early in the developer onboarding process.
Synonym. A synonym represents a term, other than the FSN or Preferred Term, that can be used to represent a concept in a particular language or dialect.