A grouping of different GP Connect consumer systems, all connecting directly to GP Connect via the SSP. Each consumer in this example is registered as a CMA endpoint. The key point is that each consumer system has its own ASID.
Several different consumer systems connecting to GP Connect via middleware (Message Handling Server / MHS)
Single Practice System
A discrete instance of a Primary Care System serving a single GP Practice.
Data Centre Hosted Practice System
A GP Practice system instance hosted in a Primary Care System (PCS) supplier’s data centre. Note each individual practice has a logical CMA endpoint with its own ASID but sharing the Party Key.
Spine endpoint terms
|ASID||Accredited system identifier. A unique number allocated to a system on accreditation for connection to Spine.|
|CMA endpoint||Combined MHS and accredited system endpoint. An endpoint registered with Spine for a single system.|
|MHS||Message handling server. A middleware that handles messaging to/from Spine.|
|MHS endpoint||An endpoint registered with Spine for use with multiple systems via an MHS. Each system has its own ASID.|
|Party Key||The identity of a MHS handling messages for an Accredited System|