NHS England FHIR Implementation Guide (deprecated)

Important Announcement regarding this Implementation Guide
  • As of 04/10/2023, this implementation guide has been deprecated and all development on the legacy NHS England FHIR Implementation Guide assets has ceased.
  • Therefore, vendors looking to start new implementations or looking to update existing implementations should use the new NHS England Implementation Guide. Vendors continuing to implement legacy NHS England FHIR Implementation Guide based solutions do so at their own risk and on the understanding that no maintenance or support will be available.

Task - Validate Referral

A referral (FHIR ServiceRequest) needs checking before it is sent to a service provider.

    "resourceType": "Task",
    "id": "9f7d3feb-5442-4df7-83ef-7afd2e99f0e5",
    "status": "requested",
    "intent": "order",
    "code": {
        "coding":  [
                "system": "http://snomed.info/sct",
                "code": "386053000",
                "display": "Evaluation procedure"
    "focus": {
        "reference": "https://server.fire.ly/ServiceRequest/eb13327f-e990-4667-b37a-89eb93a94c47"
    "for": {
        "identifier": {
            "system": "https://fhir.nhs.uk/Id/nhs-number",
            "value": "9912003888"
    "owner": {
        "identifier": {
            "system": "http://fhir.nhs.net/Id/ers-service",
            "value": "11002"
    "restriction": {
        "period": {
            "end": "2022-01-25T16:40:00+00:00"
    "meta": {
        "versionId": "3c1f41e5-6454-48bc-bc01-2059d2e29413",
        "lastUpdated": "2022-03-10T13:33:21.603+00:00"
<Task xmlns="http://hl7.org/fhir">
    <id value="9f7d3feb-5442-4df7-83ef-7afd2e99f0e5" />
        <versionId value="3c1f41e5-6454-48bc-bc01-2059d2e29413" />
        <lastUpdated value="2022-03-10T13:33:21.603+00:00" />
    <status value="requested" />
    <intent value="order" />
            <system value="http://snomed.info/sct" />
            <code value="386053000" />
            <display value="Evaluation procedure" />
        <reference value="https://server.fire.ly/ServiceRequest/eb13327f-e990-4667-b37a-89eb93a94c47" />
            <system value="https://fhir.nhs.uk/Id/nhs-number" />
            <value value="9912003888" />
            <system value="http://fhir.nhs.net/Id/ers-service" />
            <value value="11002" />
            <end value="2022-01-25T16:40:00+00:00" />
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