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Find out about NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS) releases.

Release 10.3 - Friday 26 March 2021

1. New telephone and video appointment type

Since the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020, service providers have been offering an increasing number of telephone and video consultations, instead of face-to-face assessments for first outpatient appointments.

To support this, e-RS have enhanced the telephone appointment type functionality in this release to allow service providers to set up services with an appointment type of "Telephone/Video".

Find out how this will impact referrers, service providers and service definers.

2. Provider Application Programming Interface (API) to support advice and guidance

New APIs to allow integrated provider system users to both receive and respond to advice requests from within their own systems.

This also enables the use of the 'convert to referral' functionality, that was previously released into the professional application, through an API. Find out more about the 'convert to referral' functionality.

Find out more about integration.

3. Technical changes

This release introduced further technical changes to the system to upgrade some of the core infrastructure components. These changes will have no impact on e-RS users.

Release 10.2 - Friday 26 February 2021

Referrer Application Programming Interface (API) - manage attachments in the e-RS

Expanding on the existing APIs this change allows referrers to modify clinical referral information. 

The change enables referring partners to add or remove referral attachments in e-RS via their integrated systems.

Find out more about e-RS integration.

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