Any NHS Numbers included in an event message sent to the NEMS Publication API, MUST have been verified against the Spine PDS at the point of publishing the event message.
Information on how to verify an NHS Number against the Spine PDS is available on the Spine Core specification.
Note: The Demographics Batch Service (DBS) should not be used as it will not meet the requirement above.
To use the NEMS Publication API the submitting system will require national assurance and must be set up as a Spine Endpoint with an associated endpoint certificate (see here for details).
All requests to the Publication API SHALL include a JWT with information about the sending system and organisation (see the Spine Core specification for details). Additional NEMS specific requirements for population of the JWT are outlined below.
NEMS Supported MIME-types
The supported MIME-types for the NEMS, for use in the “Content-Type” and “Accept” headers are:
Where the MIME-type is not supplied the NEMS will default to
Content-Typecontaining one of the XML format above.