GP Connect 1.1.0 released on 16 Mar 2018

Introduction

The GP Connect 1.1.0 release introduces Appointments Availability Management requirements for providing systems.

Please see below for further details.

1.1.0 changes

Core specification

Foundations

  • Foundations
    • The “Implementation And Testing” section has been added to indicate the best approach for implementing the foundation capability pack.
  • Register a patient
    • Payload Response Body - made clear that the registrationType is required within the registration details extension when created by the provider system as part of the register patient operation.
    • Added wording around expectations for the use of official name within patient resource.
    • Update example with patient’s preferred branch surgery.
  • Find a patient
    • Added wording around expectations for the use of official name within patient resource.
    • Added requirement for providers to populate preferred branch surgery within the patient registration details with their preferred GP Practice.
    • Update example with patient’s preferred branch surgery.
  • Read a patient
    • Added wording around expectations for the use of official name within patient resource.
    • Update example with patient’s preferred branch surgery.

Appointment management

  • Appointment Management
    • The Implementation And Testing section has been added to indicate the best approach for implementing the appointment management capability pack.
  • Clinical scenarios
    • Clarifications and updates in line with Appointments Availability Management changes
  • IG
    • Clarifications and updates in line with Appointments Availability Management changes
  • Book an appointment
    • Added note regarding the inclusion of patient temporary contact details for the purposes of the appointment and where to include them in the appointment resource.
    • Added additional guidance around the must-support requirement for the bookingOrganization element within the appointment resource.
    • Uplifted guidance around the use of the resources to transmit relevant data to support the appointment.
    • Uplifted guidance to highlight risk that sending large volumes of data may result in the information being truncated within the providers system.
    • Added guidance around not using the appointment reason element.
    • Added consumer requirements for character limits on appointment description and comment to mitigate risk of truncation of text.
  • Retrieve a patient’s appointments
    • Added additional wording to make clear the expectations around a search where no search prefix is included in the request parameter.
    • Added requirements to restrict the combinations of search parameters that can be used in order to make provider and consumer implementation easier.
  • Amend an appointment
    • Added consumer requirement to limit the number of character within appointment reason and comment to mitigate the information being truncated in the provider system.
    • Changed the search prefix requirements for a consumer so that they always have to send two start parameters, one with a le and one with ge prefix to create a date range. If any of the date range is in the past then it will result in the provider returning a meaningful error.
  • Search for free slots
    • Updated wording for requirements around new slot filtering and filtering parameters.
    • Add clarity on Location resource population.
  • Slot Availability Management
    • Addition of slot/schedule availability management page with additional requirements for providers.
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