Introduction to the GP Connect Messaging Send Document capability

The Send Document capability provides a simple and standardised means of sending a document, such as a PDF, an image, or HTML file to a GP practice system. Each message sent using the Send Document capability makes use of the GP Connect Messaging components MESH and ITK3, integrating with Spine to deliver the message.

All messages sent using this capability will be FHIR Messages constructed to meet the ITK3 standard and have a specific payload structure.

Each instance of a message which conforms to the Send Document capability will arise in the context of a specific health care use case, the first of which is the Send Federated Consultation Summary use case. Specific messaging requirements will be associated with each use case.