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NHS e-Referrals Service API

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Overview

We give support to 3rd Parties who want to integrate their system with the NHS e-Referral Service (NHS e-RS). We do this using our NHS e-RS Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

NHS Digital used feedback from NHS patients and staff to develop the NHS e-RS. This system replaced the Choose and Book Service.

The NHS e-RS uses better technology to add to current referral management benefits. This improves the quality of the patient’s referral journey. It better supports current and future business processes for health care staff.

This will help create a more patient-centred, people-empowered NHS. Doing business with the NHS will be easier. This supports the drive towards paperless referrals and a paperless NHS by 2018.

The info in this section is an integral part of the ongoing progress of the NHS e-RS API service. It is currently published as a ‘work in progress’ and is subject to change. We have published this to show the future direction of this service. We are also using this as the basis for discussion for all parties involved with API-based integration.

Read more on the official NHS e-Referrals Service web site.

If you are a developer, learn more about the NHS e-RS APIs here.