FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) is a standard for exchanging healthcare information electronically. This Link provides an overview of the standard, and serves as a road map for first-time readers of the specification to help find your way around FHIR quickly.

Link to FHIR Release 3 (STU)


The Care Connect RESTful APIs within this site have been developed collaboratively by NHS Digital and the INTEROPen community. These APIs aim to better support the delivery of care by opening up information and data held across different clinical care settings through the use of nationally defined INTEROPen FHIR® resources.

The INTEROPen vision is to create a library of nationally defined HL7® FHIR® resources and interaction patterns that implementers can adopt to simplify integration and interoperability within UK health and social care.

Find out more on the INTEROpen website.

Link to HL7 UK INTEROpen CareConnect FHIR Profiles