Message Exchange for Social Care and Health API

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Description Transfer messages and large files securely across health and social care organisations using the Message Exchange for Social Care and Health (MESH) API.
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Standard type Technical standards and specifications
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Topic Messaging
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  • Transport / Infrastructure
  • Social care
Related standards A number of NHS digital's APIs are messaging APIs that use MESH as the transport layer. For a full list, see the [API catalogue, filtered on MESH APIs]( In particular, this includes [National Event Management Service - FHIR API](, for publishing and subscribing to healthcare events such as updates to patient demographic details.
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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](