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.

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: 22 Nov Comments: 12

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

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: 15 Nov 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: 22 Nov 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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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: 2 days ago 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

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

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 - 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: 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: API Management Team (06 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 17 Dec, '21 Comments: 3
Not planned api pds-fhir-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) Upvoted: 13 Oct Comments: 2

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

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

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

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 Comments: 6

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 Comments: 3

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

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

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

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

Align FHIR versions in PDS FHIR API

The PDS FHIR API (R4) makes direct references to the FHIR ODS (STU3) API. It is not permitted within FHIR to mix versions of FHIR. This should be addressed - ...
Suggested by: Richard Kavanagh (16 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 22 Dec, '21 Comments: 2

PDS FHIR API - update related persons

Ability to update related persons via the PDS FHIR API
Suggested by: Tony Heap (07 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 11 Apr Comments: 2
Not planned api pds-fhir-api

GP Connect Appointments Management - Patient-Facing

NHS Digital are developing a new set of Patient Facing Service (PFS) APIs to standardise the PFS APIs for New Market Entrants/ GP foundation system suppliers. This ...
Suggested by: Peter Love (15 Nov) Upvoted: 15 Nov Comments: 1
In progress api

NHS App API - default the push notification URL to the messaging inbox when sending by both channels

Suggestion received from Glen Robson @ Enigma Interactive on 23 Nov 2020: "If we want to link the push notification with a message (by sending both in the same ...
Suggested by: Ian Nelson (09 Dec, '20) Upvoted: 10 Dec, '20 Comments: 1

PDS FHIR API - gender free search

Currently, a non-fuzzy search on the PDS FHIR API requires the calling application to specify the patient's gender. This causes issues with (a) asking citizens to ...
Suggested by: API Management Team (11 Nov, '20) Upvoted: 29 Jan, '21 Comments: 1