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Glossary

Glossary of terms

Glossary of common terms and abbreviations used though-out the documentation.

First of Type
The chosen recipient(s) to test the first deployment of the new capabilities.
Consumer
A system which consumes data using existing Open APIs
Provider
A system which provides data by exposing Open APIs
Personal Demographics Service
The Personal Demographics Service (PDS) is the national electronic database of NHS patient details such as name, address, date of birth and NHS Number (known as demographic information).
Spine Directory Service
Spine Directory Service (SDS) is the main information source about NHS registered users and accredited systems and services.
FHIR
Fast Healthcare Interoperability Framework. A standard for exchanging heatlthcare informtion electronically.
REST
Representational State Transfer. A method for providing interoperability between systems using HTTP.

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