Once development has been evidenced, you will be given access to the NHS Digital integration environment in order to test your consumer system against the full end to end NHS Digital system, including Personal Demographics Service (PDS) and Spine Directory Service (SDS) integration.
The test evidence from Integration will be used to complete your Supplier Conformance Assessment List (SCAL). The SCAL is a technical document which is used to assure all consumer suppliers against the NHS Digital API Specifications. The SCAL, with associated test evidence, is submitted to NHS Digital's Solutions Assurance Team who will review and approve the document.
Whilst in the integration environment, you will also be expected to test against each of the GP provider systems whom you expect to consume in live. A statement confirming that this testing has been completed is required by NHS Digital's Solutions Assurance Team.