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Getting involved with GP Connect

We are supporting partnerships of health and care organisations and software suppliers to develop products that can use the data made available by the GP Connect APIs.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

A new emergency process is in place to support practices with COVID-19 challenges - request emergency GP Connect capability if your practice has to close due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)


GP Connect is for direct patient care

Products can only help people share, view or act on information that they are already legally entitled to access but cannot access easily because they are using different IT systems or set-ups.


GP Connect APIs can only be used legally for direct patient care, not for planning or research.


Direct patient care is defined as a clinical, social or public health activity concerned with the prevention, investigation and treatment of illness and the alleviation of suffering of individuals. It includes:


  • supporting individuals’ ability to function and improve their participation in life and society
  • making sure care and treatment is safe and high quality through local audit, managing when things go wrong, and work to improve satisfaction by measuring patient outcomes 
Last edited: 16 March 2020 11:06 am