Product Backlog

This product backlog contains the features we're delivering to realise our API management vision. You can comment on features, upvote features, and suggest new features. If your suggestion relates to our e-Referral service then please complete this form instead. To view e-Referral service requests, see here.

Smartcard authentication internet-facing

Make it possible to authenticate with a smartcard using NHS Identity on the internet i.e. without needing an HSCN connection.
Suggested by: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 08 May Comments: 2

PDS FHIR API - application-restricted / smartcardless access

Enhance the PDS FHIR API so it can be accessed without an authenticated end user present (i.e. without the need for a smartcard) - similar to the way PDS Spine Mini ...
Suggested by: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 01 Feb Comments: 12

Method to retrieve all ERS worklists without smartcard requirement

Could we have a method to download all Appointment Slot Issues and Awaiting Bookings that does not require smartcard access. It would not be restricted to department ...
Suggested by: Jon Woods (15 Nov, '22) Upvoted: 12 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration api e-rs-api

NHS App API - Patient Appointments

Allow Hospital Patient appointments to be sent to NHS App. Most hospitals have extensive support for appointment messages (in HL7v2) these can easily be transformed ...
Suggested by: Kevin Mayfield (18 May, '21) Upvoted: 10 Mar Comments: 4
Under consideration api nhs-app-api

Application registration - self-service

Ability for developers to register applications on the API platform and get their credentials - self-service (although manual approval will be required for production ...
Suggested by: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 26 Apr Comments: 0

Summary Care Record (SCR) FHIR API - other use cases

The first version of our SCR FHIR API is for primary care. If you are interested in other use cases, please let us know your use case by adding a comment to this feature.
Suggested by: Tony Heap (27 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 17 May Comments: 6
Under consideration api scr-fhir-api

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) FHIR API - dispensing

Ability to access EPS as a dispenser, including getting prescriptions and updating prescription status.
Suggested by: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 16 Feb Comments: 2

Healthcare Professionals API

Healthcare professional information in England can currently be obtained from a number of different sources such as sds ldap API, publicly available csv file and ...
Suggested by: Fahim Mukhtar (24 Aug, '21) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 11
Under consideration api sds-fhir-api

PDS FHIR API - birth registration / NHS number allocation

Ability to register a birth using the PDS FHIR API.
Suggested by: Tony Heap (21 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 14 Mar Comments: 10
Planned api pds-fhir-api

Data publications as API feeds

A number of NHS Digital publications are made as CSV, Excel and Power BI dashboards. An examples of the types of publications in question: ...
Suggested by: William Wood (21 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 26 Feb Comments: 1
Under consideration api unknown-api

PDS FHIR API - patient access using NHS login

Allow the PDS FHIR API to be accessed by patients. This would require the citizen to have an NHS login account (so they are strongly authenticated) and allow them to ...
Suggested by: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 08 Feb Comments: 8

Summary Care Record (SCR) FHIR API - primary care

FHIR-conformant API for creating, adding to, or accessing a patient's Summary Care Record. The first version of this will be for primary care use.
Suggested by: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 17 Apr Comments: 8

PDS FHIR API - Including system effective dates

As a trust with local demographic records which are not synchronised with PDS I want to be able to see the system effective date of attributes in the PDS record So ...
Suggested by: Aled Greenhalgh (06 May, '21) Upvoted: 03 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration api pds-fhir-api

Allow the EPS Prescription data 'status' API to be accessed for citizen facing services

Prescription State AWAITING_RELEASE_READY = '0000' TO_BE_DISPENSED = '0001' WITH_DISPENSER = '0002' WITH_DISPENSER_ACTIVE = '0003' EXPIRED = ...
Suggested by: Sagar (06 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 13 Oct, '23 Comments: 6
Under consideration api eps-fhir-api eps-tracker-api

Spine Directory Service (SDS) FHIR API

FHIR-compliant API for accessing the Spine Directory Service (SDS), for example to retrieve details of endpoints for messaging other healthcare systems.
Suggested by: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 27 Feb Comments: 8

Notifiable Diseases API

Due to concern that there might be a rise in certain notifiable diseases coming soon, would it be beneficial to everyone if this ...
Suggested by: Richard Smith (15 Aug, '23) Upvoted: 04 Sep, '23 Comments: 6
Under consideration

Performance testing capability

Provide something to help API consumers do performance testing. This might be a hosted service or a set of ready-to-go stubs.
Suggested by: Tony Heap (26 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 30 Apr Comments: 0

Self-service signed JWT public key set up

Currently, to set up a public key for signed JWT auth, API consumers need to email API management and ask them to do it. This feature would make it self service, just ...
Suggested by: Tony Heap (15 Mar, '22) Upvoted: 06 Dec, '23 Comments: 2

Ability to update nominated pharmacy element in application restricted access mode

For the PDS FHIR API, ability to update nominated pharmacy element in application restricted access mode. Being a fully online pharmacy 24/7 & having a large number ...
Suggested by: Charlotte Brady (29 Jun, '21) Upvoted: 26 May, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration api pds-fhir-api

Create a building healthcare software guide for the demographics domain

Create a non-technical guide to building software that deals with the demographics within the NHS in England.
Suggested by: Mick (24 Aug, '22) Upvoted: 21 Mar Comments: 5

Make the GP Connect Access Record: Structured - FHIR API 'Internet Facing'

This is a suggestion to make the GP Connect Access Record: Structured - FHIR API accessible over the internet. According to the referenced page, this API can only be ...
Suggested by: Herjit Sehgal (09 Jan, '23) Upvoted: 01 May Comments: 0
Under consideration

PDS FHIR API - current data only / business effective dates

A number of data fields in the PDS FHIR API include a "period" during which the data is effective (in HL7 V3 these were referred to as "business effective dates"). ...
Suggested by: Tony Heap (18 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 20 Dec, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration api pds-fhir-api

Open ID Connect (OIDC) support on the OAuth server

Currently we use OAuth 2.0 to authorise external software to access APIs for healthcare workers. There is no standard way for external software to get the end user's ...
Suggested by: Tony Heap (22 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 14 Dec, '23 Comments: 1

Authorisation - NHS Identity - separate authentication and authorisation model

Currently, the only way to complete authorisation for a user-restricted API is using "combined authentication and authorisation" - authentication with NHS Identity ...
Suggested by: Tony Heap (16 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 06 May, '21 Comments: 1

Testing - standardised patient data across APIs

When testing integration across multiple APIs, it would be really helpful to have standardised test patients (NHS numbers) across the APIs.
Suggested by: Tony Heap (09 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 06 Dec, '23 Comments: 7

Create a building healthcare software guide for the care records domain

Create a non-technical guide to building software that deals with the care records within the NHS in England.
Suggested by: Tony Heap (16 Nov, '22) Upvoted: 23 Jan Comments: 2
Under consideration

Patient Letter to NHS App

Ability to push a patient letter into NHS App as alternative to sending out via post
Suggested by: Mike Bland (17 Dec, '21) Upvoted: 05 Dec, '23 Comments: 2
Under consideration api nhs-app-api

Building healthcare software guide for user authentication and authorisation

A guide explaining how to do user authentication and authorisation in healthcare software for the NHS in England, including NHS Care Identity Service 1 & 2, NHS ...
Suggested by: Tony Heap (06 Mar, '23) Upvoted: 26 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration

Onboarding - process re-engineering

Identify process pain points in the onboarding process and re-engineer the process to remove those pain points.
Suggested by: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 22 Nov, '22 Comments: 5

API platform internet-facing

Make our API platform available on the internet, rather than being only available on the HSCN network.
Suggested by: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 17 May, '23 Comments: 3

Make the Spine Secure Proxy (SSP) 'Internet Facing'

This is a suggestion to make the Spine Secure Proxy accessible over the internet. As per the referenced page, this API is only accessible over HSCN. It ...
Suggested by: Herjit Sehgal (12 Sep, '23) Upvoted: 04 Feb Comments: 1
Under consideration

PDS FHIR API - Expose person ethnicity

Person data on Spine includes ethnicity. This is not available through PDS FHIR API (or the PDS HL7 v3 API). It is sensitive data and so may be excluded for IG ...
Suggested by: Kate Gill (28 Jan, '22) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 1
Under consideration api pds-fhir-api

Organisation Data Service (ODS) API

FHIR R4 API for accessing ODS data via the API platform.
Suggested by: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 08 Sep, '23 Comments: 7
In progress api ods-api

Eyecare e-Referral Service API standard

An API standard for eyecare referrals. This API standard supports auto-population of digital referral platforms used when referring patients to NHS services from a ...
Suggested by: Tony Heap (22 Sep, '21) Upvoted: 18 Oct, '21 Comments: 2

Create a building healthcare software guide for patient-facing applications

Create a non-technical guide to building software that deals with patient-facing applications within the NHS in England.
Suggested by: Mick Schonhut (05 Dec, '22) Upvoted: 30 Jan Comments: 1

Training courses / hackathons

Organise formal training courses and / or hackathons for developers to learn how to use our APIs.
Suggested by: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 04 Apr Comments: 1

National Document Repository API

Allow integration with the National Document Repository, which stores digital patient records (such as Lloyd George records).
Suggested by: Richard Byrne (26 Mar) Upvoted: 07 May Comments: 0

GP Connect (Patient Facing) Access Record - FHIR API

NHS Digital are developing a new set of Patient Facing Service (PFS) APIs to standardise the PFS APIs for New Market Entrants/foundation system suppliers. This work ...
Suggested by: Ramsey Baker (14 Nov, '22) Upvoted: 15 Mar Comments: 0

Reasonable Adjustment Flag - FHIR API

API for accessing and updating a patient's reasonable adjustment information.
Suggested by: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 12 Apr Comments: 8

Create a building healthcare software guide for the workforce domain

Create a non-technical guide to building software that deals with the workforce within the NHS in England. This might include roster management and more general ...
Suggested by: Mick Schonhut (01 Dec, '22) Upvoted: 12 May Comments: 4

Expose APIs as a GraphQL gateway

It would be amazing if you could query a tree of data, then have role based access control to limit what data is returned based on your identity. This means data can ...
Suggested by: Rich McIntyre (13 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 27 Sep, '22 Comments: 4
Under consideration platform platform-phase-3

FP10MDA prescriptions via EPS

FP10MDA is a prescription form used in England for schedule 2 controlled drugs supplied in instalments.
Suggested by: Jo Lambe (01 Dec, '20) Upvoted: 16 Feb Comments: 1
Under consideration api eps-fhir-api

Immunisation History API (COVID and more)

API to allow citizens to get (prove) details of immunisations they have received, such as for COVID-19. For third party apps using NHS login to prove the citizen's ...
Suggested by: Tony Heap (17 Mar, '21) Upvoted: 26 Feb Comments: 3

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) FHIR API - prescribing

Ability to access EPS as a prescriber, including creating prescriptions and cancelling prescriptions.
Suggested by: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 26 Jul, '22 Comments: 5

Other Spine (Flags, record or other) information exists indicator in PDS API

An addition to the PDS API that indicates if (spine) flags (or other spine information) exists for the current patient. This would allow an organisation to know if ...
Suggested by: Steve Robinson (05 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 26 Jan, '23 Comments: 4

Self-service API deployments

Currently, all API deployments have to be done by the API Management central team. This change would allow API producer teams to do their own API deployments at a ...
Suggested by: Tony Heap (03 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 22 Mar, '22 Comments: 3

Digitise the e-Referral Service (eRS) FHIR API onboarding experience

Bring a digitised journey to the eRS FHIR API onboarding https://digital.nhs.uk/developer/api-catalogue/e-referral-service-fhir
Suggested by: Alex Lord (22 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 13 Apr, '23 Comments: 1

Self-service testing

Ability to access test environments without needing our help.
Suggested by: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 09 Jan, '23 Comments: 1

DM&D Rest API

There are medicine products are available only in your DM&D browser, also provide same through the rest API, so it can be implemented in software's to get all details.
Suggested by: Sukhchain (09 Mar, '21) Upvoted: 24 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration api unknown-api

PDS FHIR API - patient registration / NHS number allocation

Ability to register a new patient (not a birth) in PDS through the PDS FHIR API.
Suggested by: Tony Heap (21 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 07 Jun, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration api pds-fhir-api