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Find guidance and resources for developers integrating NHS services. 

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Assessment discharge and withdrawal - developer resource

The ADW Specification defines a number of messages to support the exchange of structured information between healthcare and social care organisations.

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Checksum help - developer guidance

A checksum is a short list of characters that we derive from the content of a release’s .zip file. If you have the checksum of a release file you can check that your downloaded copy is identical to ours. Find out more about checksums.

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CP-IS Domain Message Specification

Information for developers - message definitions and interactions required to support the rollout of the Child Protection Information Sharing (CP-IS) system.

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Diagnostic Data Service: Guidance for developers

Here are diagnostic Data Service developer resources previously located on the Health Developer Network (developer.nhs.uk) website. 

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Digital maternity specifications - developer guidance

The Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) has produced a standard for maternity care records, which will mean that information from a record can be understood by all IT systems in use across the country, enabling the seamless exchange of information regardless of local maternity system boundary.

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EPS: Guidance for developers

We've published a range of developer guides and materials for the Electronic Prescription Service, including information on apps, identifiers, APIs and service integration.

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Falsified Medicines Directive implementation toolkits

The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) is a set of rules to protect people from fake medicines in the European Union (EU). It includes additional anti-tampering security on packaging, and tracking of medicines using a unique identifier, like a barcode.

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FHIR API: Guidance for developers

A collection of FHIR API resources for developers, previously hosted on the Health Developer Network platform (developer.nhs.uk).

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General Practice Extraction Service DMS: Guidance for developers

Find out about the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) Domain Message Specification.

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Glossary of developer terms

Find a list of NHS developer terms and abbreviations, along with their definitions. 

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Integrated Urgent Care Domain Message Specification

The Integrated Urgent Care Domain Message Specification is an agreed set of standards for sending information between providers.  It is designed to support services such as NHS 111, NHS 111 online, and the repeat caller service.

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Interoperability Toolkit: Guidance for developers

A collection of software developer resources previously found on the Health Developer Network (developer.nhs.uk).

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National Population Failsafe Management Service

The National Failsafe Management Service (NPFMS) is a digital system for population tracking and screening.

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NHAIS developer document library

This information aims to help GP IT suppliers to understand NHAIS GP links requirements, and may be useful to architects and designers who wish to understand which messages have been deprecated since the original requirements were issued.

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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.

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NHSmail applications guide

Guidance on how to configure local mail-enabled applications to work with NHSmail.

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NHS Number client

Find out about our simple client and java code library, designed to make it easier to model NHS Numbers in software.

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Organisation Data Service: Guidance for developers

Find developer guidance for ODS, including information on ORD APIs, HTTP headers, search parameters and creating a baseline.

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Signatures and public keys

How to use signature and the public key to check a checksum release.

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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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Transaction Messaging Service Java implementation

TMS Java implementation contains a set of tools for network operations on Spine.

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Transaction Messaging Service Microsoft .NET implementation

This package contains an implementation of a Spine message handler written in C# for the Microsoft .Net 4.0 platform, provided under the Apache 2.0 licence.

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Urgent and emergency care digital integration

Helping people get the right care, first time by improving the flow of information through the urgent and emergency care digital integration programme.

Last edited: 17 May 2019 2:29 pm