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Description Transfer patients' electronic health records, securely and quickly, between their old and new practices when they change GPs.
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Standard type Technical standards and specifications
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Topic Continuity of care (ToC)
Care setting GP / Primary care
Related standards *Personal Demographics Service - FHIR API * Personal Demographics Service - HL7 V3 API * Personal Demographics Service - SMSP API * Spine Directory Service - LDAP API * NHAIS GP Links API - use this to manage GP registrations and other patient data in NHAIS. * Organisation Data Service - FHIR/ORD API * Messaging Exchange for Social care and Health (MESH)
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Assurance The NHS Digital API Catalogue uses a development process based on [GDS agile delivery]( You can find out more about how they develop APIs, technical standards and specifications in their [reference guide](
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