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SMSP Glossary

Glossary of terms used with SMSP


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

First of Type

The chosen recipient(s) to test the first deployment of the new capabilities.


A system which consumes data using existing GP Connect APIs


A system which provides data by exposing GP Connect APIs

Principal Supplier

The name given to a group of suppliers who provide the GP’s with the core system available under the GPSoC contract.’


The action or process used to ensure that a system provider meets necessary criteria to use the GP Connect services.


A set of activities intended to provide confidence that a system works as described and in a safe and secure way.

GPSoC Contract

GP System of Choice contract whereby a number of suppliers have gained approval to offer services via a centrally controlled contract.

GP Connect Licence

The terms and conditions for usage of the GP Connect service.

Proxy Server

A server that acts as an intermediary for requests from clients seeking resources from other servers


Is a collection of national applications, services and directories which support the health and social care sector in the exchange of information in national and local IT systems


Personal Demographic Service, now referred to as Demographics


Spine Directory Service


Organisational Data Service

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