About the Health Developer Network

About the Health Developer Network

By Uber Editor | 2 April 2013

Welcome to the Health Developer Network

The Health Developer Network is a NHS England website that contains technical information, software tools, source code and data that will be of interest and use to software developers who are designing and building software for use in health and social care.

The website is divided into seven distinct zones to help you navigate the website quickly and easily. You can also search across the whole website by using the search box at the top of the page.


Contains technical articles describing a wide range of systems, services and data used in the health and social care sector and a range of software development topics.

The library is sub-divided into:

  • Architecture, Design and Patterns
  • Identifiers and Names
  • Intelligence and Analytics
  • Interoperability and Integration
  • Safe, Legal and Secure
  • Systems and Services
  • Technologies, Tools and Methods
  • Transports and Networks

Downloads & Data

Contains tools and source code to download. Provides access to data sources and data services.

Test Centre

Contains testing tools, test data and testing guidance.


Contains development tutorials, technical how-tos and case studies on the design and development of systems.


Contains blogs, listings of events, news and forums you can participate in.

Market Square

A place where you can share ideas and problems; and market your expertise.


A listing of all the organisations, companies and individuals who have contributed content to the Health Developer Network.

To provide feedback and comments please use the Feedback link at the bottom of the page.