Spine supports the IT infrastructure for health and social care in England, joining together over 23,000 healthcare IT systems in 20,500 organisations.
Access Spine through the portal. (N3 Smartcard users)
Check your IT system and environment are supported for accessing Spine systems with a smartcard. (IT infrastructure staff and system suppliers)
Find out about the Open Access Test Environment for Spine 2 and how to apply for a login. (System suppliers)
Raise a technical or support call for Spine (log-in and N3 access required)
NHS Digital develops and maintains Spine through the Digital Delivery Centre and works to continuously improve the service. 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.
Systems suppliers are invited to work with the DDC as Spine development continues.
The technical requirements for accessing NHS Digital services through Spine, with a smartcard. Find out if your environment is supported.