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.

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: yesterday 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: 11 Feb 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: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 16 Feb Comments: 2

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: 01 Feb Comments: 6
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: 30 Jan Comments: 1
Under consideration api unknown-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: 29 Nov, '23 Comments: 8
Planned api pds-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: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 08 Feb Comments: 8

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: 15 Feb Comments: 10
Under consideration api sds-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: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 19 May, '23 Comments: 8
In progress api scr-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: 17 Jan 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: 09 Jan Comments: 8

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

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

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

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

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: 18 Jul, '23 Comments: 1
Under consideration api pds-fhir-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: 16 Feb Comments: 1
Under consideration api eps-fhir-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: 02 Feb Comments: 0

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

Reasonable Adjustment Flag - FHIR API

API for accessing and updating a patient's reasonable adjustment information.
Suggested by: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 20 Feb Comments: 4

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: 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, '23 Comments: 1

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

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

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

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: 06 Feb Comments: 0
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, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration api dos-api

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

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, '23 Comments: 2

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

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, '23 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

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

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: 06 Sep, '23 Comments: 4
Under consideration api ods-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: 02 Nov, '23 Comments: 3
In progress api pds-fhir-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: Tony Heap (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

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

Service Search API

API to find information about NHS services, including lists of NHS organisation types, organisations, and coronavirus (COVID 19) walk-in sites. search for NHS ...
Suggested by: Joe Walker (10 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 19 Jun, '23 Comments: 0
In progress api service-search-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: Tony Heap (08 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 23 Mar, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration api sdcs-api

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

NHS Notify API

The NHS Notify API will allow services to send requests so that messages can be sent to their intended recipients. The service NHS Notify was previously known as ...
Suggested by: Tom Hattersley (16 Jan, '23) Upvoted: 15 Aug, '23 Comments: 5

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

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, '23 Comments: 2
Under consideration api pds-fhir-api

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