Personal Demographics Service Notifications - FHIR
Use this integration to receive notifications about changes to a patient's demographic details, including:
birth notifications - although another option is PDS HL7 V3 API
change of address
change of GP
any record change (beta) - to notify subscribers to synchronise their local PDS patient database
We share information about these events with healthcare workers in other organisations such as GPs, Emergency Departments and Local Authorities.
This integration uses a publish-subscribe model - the sending system publishes events to National Events Management Service (NEMS), and NEMS forwards the events to all subscribed systems via Message Exchange for Social Care and Health (MESH).
For example, when we update Personal Demographics Service (PDS) with a birth, PDS sends a birth notification event containing information about the birth to NEMS. NEMS then sends the event to all healthcare workers who have subscribed to receive birth notifications.