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: 05 Jun Comments: 2

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

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: 05 Jun Comments: 8
Under consideration api scr-fhir-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: 27 May 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 - 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 Jun 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

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

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: 18 Jun 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: Tony Heap (26 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 30 Apr Comments: 0

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

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: yesterday Comments: 0
Under consideration

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

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: 17 Jun Comments: 2
Under consideration

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

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

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

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: 22 May Comments: 3
Under consideration api pds-fhir-api

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

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

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: 11 Jun Comments: 0

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

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

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

Client libraries and reference implementations

Provide client libraries and / or reference implementations to make it easier for developers to integrate their software with our APIs.
Suggested by: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 23 May Comments: 2

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

Make the Patient Care Aggregator API available to third party patient-facing apps

The Patient Care Aggregator API gives access to a patient's secondary care referrals and bookings. At the moment, it is for internal use only - the sole API consumer ...
Suggested by: Tony Heap (08 Dec, '22) Upvoted: 17 Jun Comments: 0
Under consideration

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

ODS - correctly-cased organisation names on JSON and FHIR APIs

Currently the name of an organisation that is returned from either ODS API is in all-caps. It would be a lot nice for display purposes if the names were in a ...
Suggested by: Richard Ward (19 Oct, '22) Upvoted: 14 Jun Comments: 5
Under consideration api ods-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 Feb Comments: 2
Under consideration api eps-tracker-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: 06 Dec, '22 Comments: 1
Under consideration api unknown-api

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: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 17 May, '23 Comments: 1

Explain how long onboarding will take

It may be useful if I were able to find out how long it takes to go through the compliance/assurance and onboarding processes for the NHS APIs.
Suggested by: Alex Lord (27 Mar, '23) Upvoted: 24 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration

Organisation Data Service (ODS) API - Search by address

Currently, we can search for an organisation by name and by postcode but not by address. Can you add a search by address feature to the ORD & FHIR versions of the API?
Suggested by: S Path (20 Oct, '21) Upvoted: 02 Nov, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration api ods-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, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration api dos-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: 05 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration api e-rs-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: Tony Heap (05 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 10 May, '23 Comments: 0

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: 05 Feb, '23 Comments: 4
Under consideration api e-rs-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: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 17 Oct, '22 Comments: 2
In progress api eps-fhir-api

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, '22) Upvoted: 22 Jan Comments: 1

Create a building healthcare software guide for the vaccinations domain

Create a non-technical guide to building software that deals with vaccinations within the NHS in England.
Suggested by: Mick Schonhut (01 Dec, '22) Upvoted: 14 Jun Comments: 0