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Explore and Make use of Nationally Defined Messaging APIs


Introduction to Digital Medicines


The Digital Medicines Specification supports the following care communications:

  • Pharmacy Vaccinations
  • Pharmacy Emergency Supply
  • Pharmacy Minor Illness Referral Consultation
  • Pharmacy New Medicine Service – NOW RETIRED
  • Pharmacy Medication Review – NOW RETIRED
  • Pharmacy Appliance Use Review – NOW RETIRED

FHIR Messaging components specified within this site have been developed by NHS Digital and use CareConnect profiles created in collaboration with the INTEROPen community.

The INTEROPen vision is to create a library of nationally defined HL7® FHIR® resources and interaction patterns that implementers can adopt to simplify integration and interoperability within UK health and social care.

Find out more on the INTEROPen website.

This documentation builds on work done by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) in defining headings for clinical documents.

Using this guide

This guide has been created to support the adoption of NHS Digital defined FHIR Messages. As such the site is structured around stakeholders involved in building FHIR Messaging Solutions including users, developers and architects.

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