Personal Demographics Service - SMSP API standards

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Description Become a Spine Mini Service Provider (SMSP) giving access to patients' personal information, such as name, address, date of birth, related people, registered GP and NHS number, using our Spine Mini Service Provider (SMSP) API standards.
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Has the standard been published? Yes
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Standard type Technical standards and specifications
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Topic Demographics
Care setting
  • Community health
  • Hospital
  • Mental health
  • Pharmacy
  • GP / Primary care
  • Urgent and Emergency Care
Related standards The following APIs also give access to the Personal Demographics Service: * Personal Demographics Service - FHIR API - use this newer API to search for patients, retrieve patients by NHS number and update patients * Personal Demographics Service - HL7 V3 API - use this if you want to use functions that are not yet available on the FHIR API, such as creating a new record for a birth, receiving birth notifications, or creating a record for a new patient (except when registering a new patient at a GP Practice, use NHAIS). For birth notifications, another option is PDS Notifications FHIR API * Personal Demographics Service - SMSP API - this API is now deprecated The following APIs are also related to these API standards: * Organisation Data Service - FHIR API - use this to get full details for the organisations related to the patient, such as their registered GP or nominated pharmacy * Organisation Data Service - ORD API - use this to access a searchable national repository of NHS Organisation Reference Data using an ORD interface
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