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Connecting your system directly to the national Spine requires a secure NHS connection and appropriate levels of compliance with our information governance processes. The Spine Mini Service allows secure read-only connections to some national NHS services, meaning:
- health and social care organisations can access some types of patient information more easily
- developers can integrate their systems with Spine more easily, reducing barriers to entry for health and care system development
This service can be used through NHS Digital's own product, the NHS Digital Spine Mini Service Provider, or by using a set of specifications we provide to develop your own solutions, the Interoperability Tool Kit Spine Mini Service.