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Spine Directory Service - FHIR API


Use this API to access the Spine Directory Services (SDS) - an endpoint and identifier directory for Spine and Spine connected systems, containing information on organisations, people and systems registered in the Spine Directory Service (SDS).

You can:

  • search for information on systems

You cannot currently use this API to:

  • search for organisations
  • search for people

GP Connect provider and consumer systems are registered in SDS in order to enable:

  • consumer systems to look up provider system’s ASID and endpoint information
  • the Spine Secure Proxy to allow or deny requests based on known identifier and endpoint information

Usage licence

This API uses the Application-restricted pattern. For more information on this pattern, please see our Security and Authorisation page <> within the NHS Digital Portal.


Spine Directory Service - FHIR API documentation