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 reasons. However, could this be made available as a separate API based on CIS2 roles/activities? Or agree it is included.
UEC settings use ethnicity - it can be significant in the triage. And at the moment 111 settings ask the caller about this which can cause distress as is complex and takes time.
Happy to help get UEC providers involved to discuss user needs.
Kate, PDS only has ethnicity at birth, which we use for 6 months and not after this. The most comprehensive source for ethnicity for English citizens is GPIT systems and this field doesn't currently sync with PDS so PDS is not currently a good source for ethnicity. We do have a transformation project for demographics where we are going to investigate getting GPIT to sync ethnicity with PDS. if and when we do this we'll add ethnicity into the PDS API.