ePMA Implementation Guidance for FHIR STU3

This guidance is under active development by NHS Digital and content may be added or updated on a regular basis.
Please note: This guidance has been superseded by the Implementation guide for digitial medicines, which contains up-to-date information.

Version History

1.1.1-private-beta (May 2021)

  • Minor changes to formatting
  • References to related guides and content
  • Applied NHS Digital Corporate branding

1.1.0-private-beta (April 2021)

  • Added to Simplifier
  • Extended guidance on API architecture and patterns
  • Added guidance for MedicationDispense
  • Added draft guidance for MedicationStatement and remains WORK-IN-PROGRESS
  • Added draft guidance for MedicationAdministration and remains WORK-IN-PROGRESS
  • Amended guidance for Practitioner to align with the FHIR implementation of the Electronic Prescription Service for the use of professional codes as an identifier.


  • First version published covering MedicationRequest and the referenced resources of Patient, Practitioner and Organisation.
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