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Explore and Make use of Nationally Defined Messaging APIs


Getting started

Getting started with GP Connect API



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

  • Become a first of type deployment - see below to get in touch with the GP Connect programme.

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

The Open API ecosystem

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


GP Connect FHIR profiles specified within this site have been developed by NHS Digital and where available use CareConnect profiles created in collaboration with the INTEROPen community.

The INTEROPen vision is to create a library of nationally defined HL7® FHIR® resources and interaction patterns that implementers can adopt to simplify integration and interoperability within England’s health and social care systems. Find out more on the INTEROPen website

Timescales, benefits and more

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

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