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Foundations design

Overview of the design decisions made in relation to the Foundations capability.

Business identifiers

The following business identifier types are to be supported by GP Connect systems:

Identifier Resource System
NHS Number Patient
Local Identifier Resource
ODS Code Organisation
ODS Site Code Location
SDS User ID Practitioner

Definition of organisation and location entities

The GP practice organisation is a legal entities which is represented by the FHIR Organization resource. This entity will have an assigned ODS code.

The practice organisation will have one or more operating locations (a.k.a. sites or branches) which together perform the patient healthcare for which the organisation is legally responsible. Each operating location is represented by a FHIR Location resource.

Where ODS Site codes are defined in SPINE configuration, these map to GP practice operating locations, and hence to Location FHIR resources.

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