Spine supports the IT infrastructure for health and social care in England, joining together over 23,000 healthcare IT systems in 20,500 organisations.
Read about Spine technical information - Warranted Environment Specification (WES)
Check your IT system and environment are supported for accessing Spine systems with a smartcard.
NHS Digital develops and maintains Spine through the Digital Delivery Centre. Recent developments include enabling the sharing of child protection information via the Child Protection Information System, and developing ways to allow easier access to demographic data through the Spine Mini Service.