NHS Digital FHIR Implementation Guide

This guidance is under active development by NHS Digital and content may be added or updated on a regular basis.

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This NHS Digital FHIR Implementation Guide provides additional guidance, rules and constraints which extends the UK Core Implementation Guide.

The scope of this guide is NHS Digital, it also contains English NHS rules and constraints which are documented in Level 3 - Administration

Level 1 - Foundation

Basic framework on which the specification is built. See NHS Digital FHIR Policy for more details.

Level 2 - Implementation Support

Supporting implementation and binding to external specifications, covering: Testing , Exchange and Exchange Patterns.

See Implementation Support for more details.

Conformance Security Other
NHSDigital-CapabilityStatement NHSDigital-Provenance NHSDigital-Bundle
NHSDigital-MessageDefinition Consent NHSDigital-MessageHeader
NHSDigital-OperationDefinition AuditEvent NHSDigital-OperationOutcome

Level 3 - Administration

Linking to real world concepts in the healthcare system. See Administration for more details.

Individuals Entities Management
NHSDigital-Patient NHSDigital-Location NHSDigital-Appointment
NHSDigital-Practitioner NHSDigital-Organization NHSDigital-Encounter
NHSDigital-PractitionerRole NHSDigital-HealthcareService NHSDigital-Flag
SDS-Device
SDS-Endpoint

Level 4 - Record Keeping and Data Exchange

Record-keeping and Data Exchange for the healthcare process. See also NHS Digital Workflow and Medications supplements.

Diagnostics Medications Workflow
NHSDigital-Observation NHSDigital-Immunization NHSDigital-ServiceRequest
NHSDigital-QuestionnaireResponse NHSDigital-MedicationRequest NHSDigital-Task
NHSDigital-MedicationDispense
NHSDigital-ImmunizationRecommendation
Document Definitional Artifacts Other
NHSDigital-Composition NHSDigital-Questionnaire NHSDigital-Claim
NHSDigital-DocumentReference NHSDigital-CommunicationRequest


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