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 search capabilities provided by professional bodies). There is currently no single API that provides access to all healthcare professional information in NHSD digital which makes integration for developers much more complex
The Healthcare Professionals API will allow developers to search and retrieve healthcare professional data from one single API and reducing integration and onboarding times.
The initial phase will focus on data sourced from SDS and will be limited to retrieval of doctors (GMC Code) with a smartcard. Subsequent phases will integrate additional data sources to provide wider coverage of healthcare professionals.