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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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) Upvoted: 11 Jan Comments: 2

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: 2
In progress api pds-fhir-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

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

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

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

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

PDS FHIR API supports capabilities interaction

FHIR R4 includes the capabilities interaction: "Applications SHALL return a resource that describes the functionality of the server end-point." ...
Suggested by: Dunmail (12 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 01 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration api pds-fhir-api

PDS search - nicknames

PDS search already copes with phoneme matches such as "Isobel" and "Isabel" and shortened names such as "Rob" for "Robert", but won't match common nicknames such as ...
Suggested by: Tony Heap (23 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 14 Sep Comments: 0
Under consideration api pds-fhir-api

Exemplar API - PDS FHIR API - search & retrieve - integration test

Provide an integration testing environment for the PDS FHIR API - search & retrieve endpoints, including testing authentication with NHS Identity.
Suggested by: API Management Team (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 16 Apr, '21 Comments: 0

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) Upvoted: 08 Aug Comments: 2
Under consideration api pds-fhir-api

PDS FHIR API - application-restricted / smartcardless - search match uniqueness

If the application-restricted form of this API were to provide a single result per query, regardless of a multi-match trace scenario, is it possible to provide a ...
Suggested by: JKMCS (14 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 21 Oct, '21 Comments: 1
Under consideration api pds-fhir-api

PDS FHIR API - exit beta

Get enough user feedback to be sure the PDS FHIR API is "good enough" to be considered a stable service.
Suggested by: API Management Team (06 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 09 Mar, '21 Comments: 1

Developer guide exemplar - PDS

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

PDS Reference Implementation and Library in C#

We are working on creating a PDS Reference Implementation specifically in C# to help developers integration journey of their software with the PDS API. Please add ...
Suggested by: Sanjay Champaneria (19 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 14 Sep Comments: 0
In progress api pds-fhir-api

PDS FHIR API - search exclusion criteria e.g. death

The ability to exclude certain search criteria from results in PDS e.g. exclude PDS records that have a formal death.
Suggested by: Laura (08 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 21 Sep Comments: 0
Under consideration api pds-fhir-api

PDS "Get Patient" should support If-None-Match request

GP System regularly poll for changes to the Patient record. Most of the time that PDS Record has no changes. The PDS FHIR API sends back the "ETag" header when ...
Suggested by: Emile Axelrad from Medicus (12 May, '21) Upvoted: 18 May, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration api pds-fhir-api

Allow PDS Updates in Application-Restricted mode

For a GP system, being able to send PDS Updates in Application-Restricted mode would allow these use cases to be handled nicely: 1. The update of patient demographic ...
Suggested by: Emile Axelrad from Medicus (09 May, '21) Upvoted: 15 Jun Comments: 0
Under consideration api pds-fhir-api

PDS FHIR API supports Patient/$match operation

PDS FHIR API supports Patient $match operation (http://hl7.org/fhir/R4/patient.html#match) so that it is consistent with other MPIs
Suggested by: Dunmail (01 Dec, '20) Upvoted: 18 May, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration api pds-fhir-api

Exemplar API - PDS FHIR API - update

Enhance the PDS FHIR API to allow patient records to be updated.
Suggested by: API Management Team (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 11 Jul, '20 Comments: 3

PDS Search when using Application Restricted authentication to return more than one result.

When using Application Restricted authentication and performing a patient search using the PDS FHIR API, only one result is ever returned. When using other ...
Suggested by: Steve Borman (31 Mar) Upvoted: 31 Mar Comments: 1
Not planned api pds-fhir-api

PDS FHIR API - exit information

Include Exit information in the retrieve so that we can identify who has left the NHS. This is included in the HL7 v3 MIM and required to complete migration
Suggested by: Mark Reynolds (13 May, '21) Upvoted: 13 May, '21 Comments: 1
Under consideration api pds-fhir-api

PDS FHIR API - synchronous responses

Enable the PDS FHIR API to perform updates synchronously, as an alternative to the existing asynchronous/polling design. We are interested in what use cases are ...
Suggested by: Alex Lord (04 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 04 Jan, '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: API Management Team (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 11 Jul, '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

PDS FHIR API - limited data returned

The citizen record to be returned could be specified, and limited, when calling the PDS FHIR API. This may help with information governance, and other "only as much ...
Suggested by: Alex Lord (26 Apr, '21) Upvoted: 26 Apr, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration api pds-fhir-api

PDS FHIR API - match rate analytics

Analytics on match rates for PDS search so we can react if match rates are low and also track progress when we tweak or search algorithm. This is probably ...
Suggested by: API Management Team (09 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 09 Feb, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration api pds-fhir-api

Exemplar API - PDS FHIR API - search & retrieve - onboarding - MVP

Allow developers to onboard for the PDS FHIR API - with a minimum viable product process which is well-explained but might still be a bit long-winded.
Suggested by: API Management Team (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 11 Jul, '20 Comments: 0

Exemplar API - PDS FHIR API - FHIR conformance

Make the PDS FHIR API a FHIR-conformant API
Suggested by: API Management Team (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 11 Jul, '20 Comments: 0

Exemplar API - PDS FHIR API - REST conformance

Make the PDS FHIR API a REST conformant API
Suggested by: API Management Team (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 11 Jul, '20 Comments: 0