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Connecting to Personal Demographics Services via the Spine Mini Service

We have provided a diagram to show the steps involved in connecting to PDS via SMSP. It also includes information on how to register your interest or make a request to connect. 

The steps are slightly different for the end user (deploying) organisation and supplier (developer of the SMS Client).

The supplier is responsible for supporting the end user organisation throughout the process. 

You will need to complete all six stages shown in the diagram.  We have provided further information about each of the stages starting with the Stage 1 getting started quick start

Process flow of spine connection process

How do I request access to PDS via SMSP?

In the first instance, suppliers and end user organisations are advised to review the information provided on this site, to decide if SMSP for PDS is appropriate for you.

When you wish to connect email us  You will be provided with a request form to complete. This will trigger the appropriate next steps, based on your circumstances and requirements.

Further information

internal Stage 1: Getting started quick start

Enables a developer to become familiar with a typical journey that they will take to develop and deploy their solution in a live care setting.

Last edited: 2 August 2019 2:07 pm