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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: API Management Team (11 Jul, '20) • Upvoted: 09 Jan • 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: 05 Apr • 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: 05 Apr • Comments: 4
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: 05 Feb • Comments: 2
In progress api eps-fhir-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: API Management Team (11 Jul, '20) • Upvoted: 17 May • 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: API Management Team (11 Jul, '20) • Upvoted: 19 May • Comments: 8
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: 27 Apr • Comments: 6
Planned api pds-fhir-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: 04 May • Comments: 3
Under consideration api scr-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: 02 May • Comments: 1
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: 25 Mar • Comments: 6
Under consideration api eps-fhir-api eps-tracker-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: 30 May • Comments: 0
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 • Comments: 0
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: API Management Team (11 Jul, '20) • Upvoted: 04 Oct, '21 • Comments: 8
Done api sds-fhir-api
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, '22 • Comments: 0
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: 01 Jun • Comments: 8
Under consideration api sds-fhir-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
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: 31 Mar • 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: 05 Feb • 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: 19 Apr • Comments: 2
Under consideration api nhs-app-api
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: 17 Apr • Comments: 1
Under consideration api eps-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, '22 • Comments: 5
Done 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 • Comments: 4
Under consideration api pds-fhir-api reasonable-adjustment-flag
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: API Management Team (17 Mar, '21) • Upvoted: 11 Mar, '22 • 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 • Comments: 1
In progress api e-rs-api make-onboarding-easier
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
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
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: 09 Jan • 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 • Comments: 4
Make MESH API onboarding easier
The MESH API is a relatively high volume onboarding journey. We should digitise the onboarding process.
Suggested by: Alex Lord (20 Jun, '22) • Upvoted: 12 Jan • Comments: 2
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: 05 Feb • Comments: 2
Under consideration api eps-tracker-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, '22 • Comments: 2
In progress api eps-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: 06 Jan • Comments: 0
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
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, '22) • Upvoted: 15 Nov, '22 • Comments: 5
Under consideration api make-design-and-build-easier platform platform-phase-3
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, '22) • Upvoted: 11 Jan, '22 • Comments: 2
Not planned api make-building-apis-easier pds-fhir-api platform
NHS App API - messages containing links to onboarded services should support single sign on (SSO)
In-App messages that are sent containing links to onboarded "silver"/"web" integrated features should be rendered in such a manner that clicking upon them will ...
Suggested by: Ian Nelson (18 Dec, '20) • Upvoted: 24 Nov, '21 • Comments: 2
Done api nhs-app-api
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: 02 Jun • Comments: 0
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: 23 Mar • Comments: 0
PDS to proactively tell a GP System when a Patient record is updated
In order to keep the local record up to date in the Synchronisation process, GP Systems have to regularly poll the PDS for "new versions" of their registered ...
Suggested by: Emile Axelrad from Medicus (12 May, '21) • Upvoted: 10 May, '22 • Comments: 6
Done api pds-fhir-api
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, '22 • Comments: 3
In progress api pds-fhir-api
PDS FHIR API - new API method to identify changed data
We have a general need to verify that personal data is correct and up to date; at present we poll the PDS FHIR API and/or SMSP to identify if data has been updated ...
Suggested by: Grahame Horner (22 Jan, '21) • Upvoted: 10 Jan, '22 • Comments: 3
Done api pds-fhir-api
pds-fhir-api - sort out names
Patient names in the PDS FHIR api usage types do not match our other APIs PDS FHIR API uses the "use value" of "usual" for the official name, however all out other ...
Suggested by: Kate Gill (25 Jan, '22) • Upvoted: 31 May • Comments: 2
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, '22 • Comments: 2
In progress api deprecation-retirement pds-smsp-api
Exemplar API - PDS FHIR API - search & retrieve - production
Make the PDS FHIR API available for production use, including the onboarding process.
Suggested by: API Management Team (11 Jul, '20) • Upvoted: 16 Oct, '21 • Comments: 1
Include "A008 - Retrieve referral worklist" in e-Referral (eRS) Application Restricted API
This development would help us make more use of the available endpoints for retrieving referrals via UBRN and download their attachments as we will be able to ...
Suggested by: Doug Bainbridge (29 Jun, '22) • Upvoted: 05 Feb • Comments: 0
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: 23 Mar • Comments: 0
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
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, '22 • Comments: 0
Exemplar API - PDS FHIR API - authentication for healthcare professionals using NHS Identity
Allow the PDS FHIR API to be accessed by healthcare professionals by authenticating with NHS Identity - using a smartcard or more modern alternative.
Suggested by: API Management Team (11 Jul, '20) • Upvoted: 19 Feb, '21 • Comments: 0