Overview of the role of the Personal Demographic Service within GP Connect.
GP Connect systems SHALL be capable of performing Personal Demographic Service (PDS) tracing of patients to obtain their NHS number, date of birth and current registered GP organisation.
Spine Core FHIR API Framework - Personal Demographics Service provides a summary of the role of PDS in the NHS Spine architecture, and describes three options for accessing it. Systems SHALL perform this tracing using one of the three options.
Important: The term “consuming system” on the PDS page of the Spine Core FHIR API Framework site applies in the GP Connect context to both consumer and provider systems.