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    Getting involved with GP Connect

    Getting involved with GP Connect

    The Open API ecosystem

    GP Connect is part of the a wider initiative to expose standards based Open APIs to promote innovation and improve care across the NHS.


    A capability is an area of focus for the GP Connect APIs. There are several initial capabilities defined.

    Become an API consumer

    If you’re planning on consuming data using GP Connect APIs then you’re a consumer system.

    Become an API provider

    If you’re planning on providing data using GP Connect APIs then you’re a provider system.

    1. Get started

    2. Explore

    3. Develop

    4. Assure

    5. Deploy

    Provide feedback

    To provide feedback on the GP Connect specification please send an email to the GP Connect Team Inbox.

    Some early feedback on the May 2016 release of the GP Connect draft specification can be found on the OpenHealthHub forum under the category of “FHIR Implementation”.

    Community engagement

    GP Connect is working closely with a number of interoperability communities:

    Timescales, benefits and more

    The content here is designed for a technical audience (i.e. developers, architects and data scientists) for other details (i.e. the vision, timescales, business benefits and case studies) then please see the NHS Digital GP Connect homepage.

    All content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0, except where otherwise stated