Summary Care Record - SMSP API standards
Become a Spine Mini Service Provider (SMSP) giving access to a patient's Summary Care Record (SCR) using our SMSP API standards.
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Active standards are stable, maintained and have been assured or endorsed for use by qualified bodies.
Standards in development are APIs or API standards in alpha or beta, meaning they are available for use but are still in progress and may change.
Deprecated standards are older versions of a standard which are being phased out.
Retired standards are not being maintained and should not be used.
- Standard type
- Technical standards and specifications
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Record standards define what information to collect and how to format it, for example when registering a new patient.
Data definitions and terminologies define the format of individual data items so they can be consistently represented, for example dates or medication names. Reference sets and controlled lists are also included.
Technical standards and specifications specify how to make information available technically including how the data is structured and transported.
Information codes of practice are legal or best practice guidelines on how information should be handled.
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Topics and care settings
- Access to records
- Care setting
- Community health
- Mental health
- GP / Primary care
- Urgent and Emergency Care
Dependencies and related standards
These API standards can only be used where there is a legal basis to do so.
- Related standards
Summary Care Record - FHIR API - use this API to access a patient's SCR using a Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) API.
Summary Care Record - HL7 V3 API - use this to access a patient's SCR using a Health Level Seven Version 3 (HL7 V3) API.
Legitimate Relationship Service - HL7 V3 API - this API is now deprecated.
Assurance and endorsements
- Reference code for standards issued as requirements in England
- None - not legally mandated
- Quality assurance
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Page last updated: 27 January 2023