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NHS e-Referrals Service API

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This section of the web site provides support materials to enable third parties to integrate software solutions with the new NHS e-Referral Service (NHS e-RS) using the NHS e-RS Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

The NHS e-RS has succeeded the Choose and Book Service and has been developed upon feedback from NHS patients and professionals.

The new Service uses enhanced technology to expand current referral management benefits, to improve the quality of the referral experience for patients, and better support current and future business processes for clinicians and administrative staff.

In so doing, it will help create a more patient-centred, people-powered NHS, making the NHS much easier to do business with, and supporting the drive towards paperless referrals and a paperless NHS by 2018.

The information presented within this website section forms an integral part of the progressive implementation of a NHS e-Referral Service API Ecosystem, is currently published as a ‘work in progress’ version and as such is subject to change. It has been published to show the direction of travel and to serve as a discussion document for parties involved with the implementation of 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.