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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.
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.
Describes the required approval of usage and settings mainly relating to the end user.
The NHS Digital Spine Mini Service Provider (SMSP) lets health and social care providers access important information held on Spine. It aims to reduce the complexities around integration with the Spine.