The foundations capability cover the basic API requirements and prerequisites to utilise the GP Connect APIs.
You’ll need to be able to provide a verified NHS Number to use an API. This can be achieved using a spine accredited system, a DBS batch-traced record (CSV), or using a Spine Mini Services Provider (HL7v3).
SDS / ODS
In order to resolve a given GP Practice organisation to their URI you’ll need to be able to do a spine SDS query (LDAP) using the practice’s ODS Code to perform an SDS End Point Lookup.
In order to be a compliant FHIR server, provider systems need to expose a valid FHIR CapabilityStatement profile.
Please also refer to Development Guidance - FHIR API Guidance - Common API Guidance for full details on the common FHIR API patterns used throughout all the GP Connect APIs.
- Search for a patient by
- Search for an organisation by
- Search for a practitioner by
The Foundation capability message set includes the following set of spine interactions:
The Register Patient API Use Case, which is included in the Foundations capabilty has a seperate “Register Patient” message set: