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.

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: 09 Feb Comments: 5

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: 28 Dec, '23 Comments: 1

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: 31 Jan Comments: 4

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

Make swagger/OAS files available

IMHO it would be good to provide developers with open-api/swagger.json documentation to allow the generation of http restful clients using open-api tooling for the ...
Suggested by: Grahame Horner (19 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 23 Oct, '23 Comments: 3

API services versus API standards

NHS Digital has two distinct categories of APIs - API services (an actual callable national service) and API standards (a specification that is intended to aid ...
Suggested by: Tony Heap (16 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 22 Sep, '22 Comments: 3

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: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 14 Nov, '22 Comments: 2

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: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 13 May, '22 Comments: 2

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: 01 Feb Comments: 0

Healthcare tech overview / beginner's guide

An overview of healthcare tech in the NHS in England, including topics like local systems, national systems, integration, APIs, privacy and security, clinical safety ...
Suggested by: Tony Heap (08 May, '21) Upvoted: 17 May, '23 Comments: 1

Improve Directory of Services API (REST)

Documentation is rather scarce - no code samples for example. Would love the NHS Developer portal in general to look more like some of the better documentation ...
Suggested by: Matt Bourne (07 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 05 Feb, '21 Comments: 1
Under consideration api dos-api make-learning-easier

API specifications - improved look & feel

The MVP API specification page has a number of UX pain points and doesn't fit the NHS Digital brand and styling. This feature is to refresh is and bring it more into ...
Suggested by: Tony Heap (16 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 17 Sep, '20 Comments: 1

Hello World API and tutorials

Example "Hello World" API for developers to play with, including endpoints that are open access, application-restricted and user-restricted. Tutorial explaining how ...
Suggested by: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 29 Apr, '22 Comments: 1

Developer guide exemplar - GP software

An online guide containing best practice guidance for developing GP software, including details of how to use NHS Digital APIs for specific use cases.
Suggested by: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 12 Feb, '21 Comments: 1

API service level documentation

Update our API specifications to include the service level that applies to that API. For example, is the API a "platinum" service which is supported 24x7 or is it ...
Suggested by: Tony Heap (17 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 28 Feb, '22 Comments: 1

Add usage patterns to API-M website

I think it would be useful to add the usage pattern to entries in the API catalogue pages - "open access", "application restricted" and "user restricted" as a ...
Suggested by: Danny Ruttle (31 Mar, '21) Upvoted: 17 May, '21 Comments: 1

Developer portal - role specific user journeys

Enhance the developer portal with user journeys for user journeys for specific roles e.g. coder / architect, tester, product owner / BA, security officer, clinical ...
Suggested by: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 16 Apr, '21 Comments: 1

API catalogue - remove obsolete API portals and specifications

Remove obsolete API portals such as those on TRUD and Health Developer Network and redirect them to the new API catalogue. Remove specifications for retired APIs.
Suggested by: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 22 Jan, '21 Comments: 1

Developer guide exemplar - PDS

An online guide containing best practice guidance for developing software that uses the PDS APIs.
Suggested by: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 22 Sep, '20 Comments: 1

Domain model

Build and publish a domain model for NHS Digital APIs that defines a taxonomy for domains and consider how that impacts our API URL namespace. Ties in with feature to ...
Suggested by: Tony Heap (08 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 04 Dec, '22 Comments: 1

Online developer portal

Internet-facing web pages with single starting point and general info on getting started with NHS Digital APIs.
Suggested by: API Management Team (28 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 10 Nov, '22 Comments: 1

Create a building healthcare software guide for the terminology domain

Create a non-technical guide to building software that deals with the terminology used within the NHS in England.
Suggested by: Mick (23 Aug, '22) Upvoted: 09 Dec, '22 Comments: 0
In progress make-learning-easier

API documentation team capabilities

Changes to NHS Digital team structures to ensure teams have the skills they need to produce consistently good quality documentation.
Suggested by: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 22 Jul, '20 Comments: 3

User interface (UI) integrations in the API catalogue

We have some integrations that really aren't APIs - such as the NHS.UK widgets and NCRS integration - they are integrated in the UI layer. We should include them in ...
Suggested by: Tony Heap (12 Jan) Upvoted: 12 Jan Comments: 1

Sample code for encode and sign a jwt with rsa512 in c#

please provide a sample code for encode and sign a jwt with rsa512 in c#
Suggested by: rizwan mansuri (10 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 10 Nov, '21 Comments: 1

Exemplar API - PDS FHIR API - search & retrieve - sandbox

Build a callable sandbox for the PDS FHIR API search & retrieve endpoints.
Suggested by: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 11 Jul, '20 Comments: 1

Vision and roadmap - published

Publish our vision and roadmap so developers can see it and contribute to it.
Suggested by: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 11 Jul, '20 Comments: 1

API catalogue - tags, filters and searching

Improve the API catalogue so that APIs are tagged and users can filter by things like domain (demographics, medication etc), technology (REST, FHIR, HL7 V3 etc), type ...
Suggested by: Tony Heap (08 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 08 Jul, '20 Comments: 1

Search engine optimisation

Ensure that our API documentation can be found by external and internal search engines.
Suggested by: Tony Heap (07 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 07 Jul, '20 Comments: 1

Exemplar legacy API specification - PDS HL7 V3 API

A single page for the PDS HL7 V3 API including summary information and links out to existing documentation.
Suggested by: API Management Team (28 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 28 Jun, '20 Comments: 1

API catalogue - include all existing APIs

Make sure the API catalogue page (https://digital.nhs.uk/developer/api-catalogue) has all existing APIs listed in it.
Suggested by: API Management Team (28 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 28 Jun, '20 Comments: 1

Exemplar API - PDS FHIR API - search & retrieve - specification

API specification for the exemplar API (PDS FHIR API) - search & retrieve endpoints, generated from an OAS file.
Suggested by: API Management Team (28 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 28 Jun, '20 Comments: 1

Developer / integration guide - Urgent and Emergency care and 111

An online guide containing best practice guidance for integrating urgent and emergency care software with NHS Digital APIs
Suggested by: Katharine (23 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 17 Nov, '20 Comments: 0

Feedback widgets and polls

Allow developers to give feedback via widgets and polls on the developer portal.
Suggested by: Tony Heap (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 11 Jul, '20 Comments: 0

Developer portal - improve information architecture

There are numerous dead-ends on the NHS Digital website, for example if I find a service in the "services" area, it doesn't always link through to the relevant API ...
Suggested by: Tony Heap (08 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 08 Jul, '20 Comments: 0