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.

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: API Management Team (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 25 Nov Comments: 1

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: 17 Aug Comments: 3
Under consideration api nhs-app-api

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) FHIR API - dispensing

Ability to access EPS as a dispenser, including getting prescriptions and updating prescription status.
Suggested by: API Management Team (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 22 Nov Comments: 2
In progress api eps-fhir-api

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: API Management Team (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 22 Nov Comments: 6
In progress api scr-fhir-api

PDS FHIR API - birth registration / NHS number allocation

Ability to register a birth using the PDS FHIR API.
Suggested by: API Management Team (21 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 13 Jul Comments: 6
Planned api pds-fhir-api

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: 06 Oct 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: 11 Nov Comments: 6
Under consideration api eps-fhir-api eps-tracker-api

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: API Management Team (27 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 22 Nov Comments: 3
Under consideration api scr-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: API Management Team (22 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 02 Sep Comments: 1

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: 21 Sep Comments: 0
Under consideration api pds-fhir-api

Onboarding - process re-engineering

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

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) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 1

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: 10 Aug Comments: 0
Under consideration api pds-fhir-api

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: API Management Team (26 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 23 Aug Comments: 0
Under consideration make-testing-easier platform

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 Comments: 4
Under consideration platform

Organisation Data Service (ODS) API

Improved, easier-to-use API for accessing organisation data in ODS via the API platform. Possibly FHIR-compliant.
Suggested by: API Management Team (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 02 Sep Comments: 5
Planned api ods-api

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) Upvoted: 22 Mar Comments: 1
Under consideration api pds-fhir-api

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) FHIR API - prescribing

Ability to access EPS as a prescriber, including creating prescriptions and cancelling prescriptions.
Suggested by: API Management Team (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 26 Jul Comments: 5
In progress api eps-fhir-api

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 Comments: 2

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: 28 Jan Comments: 4

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) Upvoted: 08 Sep Comments: 1
Under consideration api unknown-api

Single Directory of Service API

Consolidate the numerous directory of service API's into a single service. At present we have DoS for specific areas such as UEC, EPS, eRS, etc.
Suggested by: Kevin Mayfield (05 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 29 Jun Comments: 0
Under consideration api dos-api

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: 26 Oct Comments: 7
Under consideration api sds-fhir-api

Remote signing API

API for signing things remotely, removing the need to developers to build their own signing logic. Primary use case is signing prescriptions. To be used in ...
Suggested by: API Management Team (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 17 Oct Comments: 2
In progress api eps-fhir-api

API to convert ASID to ODS code

An API that, given an ASID, provides the corresponding ODS code.
Suggested by: Tony Heap (09 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 10 Feb, '21 Comments: 1
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: API Management Team (21 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 28 Feb Comments: 0
Under consideration api pds-fhir-api

Creation of EBSX02 API endpoint (JSON)

At the moment it's possible to manually download an EBSX02 (daily) spreadsheet, then ingest that into whatever systems. Can you help to cut out the manual ...
Suggested by: Dan Henderson (21 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 17 Aug Comments: 0
Under consideration api e-rs-api

Using EPS for Medication Reconciliation

EPS has a store of accurate primary issues and dispensing history. This is currently only exposed via a prescription tracker API, a more general API would enable ...
Suggested by: Kevin Mayfield (06 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 13 Jun, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration api eps-fhir-api

Role based access control (RBAC) for APIs

Currently, national APIs such as PDS rely on the calling system to implement role-based access controls (RBAC). This in turn increases the assurance burden on ...
Suggested by: API Management Team (05 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 14 Sep Comments: 0

APIs for the API platform itself

Provide APIs that allow API producers and/or API consumers to perform "platform" functions through an API. This might include API deployment, monitoring, analytics, ...
Suggested by: Tony Heap (10 Nov) Upvoted: 15 Nov Comments: 5

e-RS APIs - Rebook/Reschedule an Appointment for a Referral

Addition to the e-RS APIs suite to allow an existing booking to be rescheduled from the provider system. This would need to book the new slot and then release the ...
Suggested by: A.Browning (06 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 20 Jan Comments: 4
Under consideration api e-rs-api

PDS FHIR API - consent to share information

Enhance the PDS FHIR API to allow retrieval and update of consent to share information.
Suggested by: API Management Team (06 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 17 Dec, '21 Comments: 3
Not planned api pds-fhir-api

Using POST instead of GET for search operations

It has been noticed that both the retrieve and search PDS FHIR APIs expect the search parameters as a query string. This means that private data like name, date of ...
Suggested by: Deepa Sobhana (11 Jan) Upvoted: 11 Jan Comments: 2

PDS - search on contact details

Ability to include contact details such as phone numbers and email addresses in PDS searches
Suggested by: Tony Heap (23 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 08 Nov Comments: 2
In progress api pds-fhir-api

Electronic Prescription Service Tracker API - enable detailed medicines view

The current Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) Tracker API supports a basic search on the status of the prescription. The proposal is to develop the facility to ...
Suggested by: Katharine Smith (25 Nov, '20) Upvoted: 14 Aug Comments: 2
Under consideration api eps-tracker-api

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) Upvoted: 04 Nov Comments: 1

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: 04 Nov Comments: 1
Under consideration api nhs-app-api

Training courses / hackathons

Organise formal training courses and / or hackathons for developers to learn how to use our APIs.
Suggested by: API Management Team (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 24 Jun Comments: 1

Information and training videos

Videos on the developer portal explaining things like how the portal works or tutorials on how to connect to our APIs.
Suggested by: API Management Team (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 14 Nov Comments: 1

API catalogue - existing APIs documented to a minimum standard

Uplift documentation for all existing APIs to a minimum standard, so that external developers can easily learn what the API does, how to use the API, how to test it, ...
Suggested by: API Management Team (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 13 May Comments: 1

User researcher capability

User research is really important for APIs, but API producer teams typically don't have a dedicated UR - perhaps because they don't see the value, perhaps because ...
Suggested by: Tony Heap (10 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 13 Feb Comments: 2
Under consideration make-building-apis-easier platform

Deprecate / retire the Personal Demographics Service - Spine Mini Service Provider API

We are considering deprecating and eventually retiring the Personal Demographics Service - Spine Mini Service Provider (PDS SMSP) API. This is because the newer PDS ...
Suggested by: Tony Heap (06 Oct, '21) Upvoted: 04 Jan Comments: 2

My developer account - improved UX

The developer account is based on a product and has UX pain points. The scope of this feature is to refresh it and bring it more into the NHS Digital look & feel to ...
Suggested by: API Management Team (16 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 19 Nov, '20 Comments: 2

Expose a certificate renewal and download API

Every year 100s, if not 1000s of certificate renewals are performed by a human that requires too many manual steps. This is costly to the business, it is error ...
Suggested by: Bryan Madsen (22 Aug) Upvoted: 27 Sep Comments: 1

Accessibility - WCAG WAI conformance check

The site is already built largely using WCAG WAI-conformant page templates within the NHS Digital website, but to be sure we need to test conformance and fix any issues.
Suggested by: API Management Team (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 13 May 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: 25 Nov Comments: 0
Under consideration api unknown-api

Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS) submission API

API to submit data collections to SDCS - https://digital.nhs.uk/services/strategic-data-collection-service-sdcs.
Suggested by: API Management Team (08 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 04 Nov, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration api sdcs-api

PDS FHIR API - verify NHS Number (cross-check trace)

The PDS FHIR API currently supports search (not using NHS Number) and retrieve (using only NHS Number). Either of these can be used to verify an NHS Number is ...
Suggested by: API Management Team (11 Nov, '20) Upvoted: 21 Oct, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration api pds-fhir-api

Child Protection - Information Sharing (CP-IS) - additional information

Enhance CP-IS to capture additional information on care events, such as reason for attendance, contact details for the healthcare professional, which specific site, ...
Suggested by: Tony Heap (20 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 11 Feb Comments: 0
Planned api cp-is-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: SACHIN PATHAK (24 Aug) Upvoted: 11 Oct Comments: 5
Under consideration make-learning-easier platform