UK Core FHIR Release 4 - Governance

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Description The UK Core governance process is an information standard which underpins the development, maintenance and publication of the UK Core. The UK Core is fundamental to other standards which use FHIR where there is a need to communicate an individual’s health and care data securely and consistently between the NHS, health services and adult social care in England.
Reference code DAPB4020
Has the standard been published? true
Nationally Mandated true
Status of standard Active
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Standard type Information codes of practice
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  • Messaging
  • Information governance
Care setting
  • Community health
  • Dentistry
  • Hospital
  • Maternity
  • Mental health
  • Patient
  • Pharmacy
  • GP / Primary care
  • Transport / Infrastructure
  • Social care
  • Urgent and Emergency Care
Related standards This standard relates to the [FHIR UK Core API standards]( This first release of the UK Core is the standard used for the following interoperability specifications: * [Electronic Prescription Service]( * [NHS Digital FHIR Medicines](
Dependencies The UK Core is based on or uses the following standards: * [HL7 FHIR R4]( – the UK Core is based on this standard and it is used for the profiles, extensions and value sets, code systems and concept maps. * [SNOMED CT]( (for terminology) * [dm+d]( (for terminology) * [NHS Data Model and Dictionary]( (for terminology in England) * XML and JSON (coding standards) * [Semantic Versioning Standard](
Assurance This standard has been approved by the [Data Alliance Partnership Board (DAPB)]( and published as an information standard notice (ISN).