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Latest NHS News

API Movers and Shakers: Your Weekly API Performance Report

Spring has sprung! And our weekly API performance report is here. For our new readers, hello! This report is culled from our data and from that info, we give you the movers and shakers in each sector. You can also see on our new slick API Directory! Don’t see your favorite APIs listed? Let […]

API Movers and Shakers: Your Weekly API Performance Report

Once again, U.S. Government APIs are not doing so well. FEMA in the US Government Collection was in the Red Zone with a CASC score of 5.72. This was primarily due to an outage on the 7th of March, which saw the requests to most endpoints timeout. There was also a scattering of failures throughout […]

Weekly API Performance Report: Movers and Shakers

Here are our highlights for the week in APIs. We tell you who’s up, who’s down, and who dropped out completely. Are the APIs you depend on included? If not, let us know and we’ll add them to our collection. And if you still haven’t signed up for a demo, what are you waiting for? […]

The National Health Service (NHS) is the publicly funded healthcare system in the United Kingdom. It was founded on July 5, 1948, by Aneurin Bevan, a Welsh politician who served as Minister of Health in the post-World War II Labour government. The NHS was created to provide healthcare services that were free at the point of delivery and available to all, regardless of their ability to pay.

Since its founding, the NHS has evolved to become one of the largest and most complex healthcare systems in the world. It is funded primarily through taxation and provides a wide range of services, including primary care, hospital care, mental health services, and community care. It has faced a range of challenges in recent years, including growing demand for services, funding constraints, and workforce shortages.

The NHS’s infrastructure includes a vast network of hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities, as well as a range of information technology systems and services. The organization uses a variety of APIs to support its operations, including:

NHS Digital APIs – provide access to a range of health-related data, including patient records, prescriptions, and hospital activity.

NHS Choices API – provides access to health-related content and information, including advice on symptoms, treatments, and conditions.

NHS e-Referral Service API – allows patients and healthcare providers to book and manage appointments for hospital and clinic services.

The performance of the NHS’s APIs is critical to the delivery of healthcare services and the management of healthcare data. The organization closely monitors API performance and uses a variety of tools and techniques to optimize API performance and minimize downtime.

Security is also a top priority for the NHS, given the sensitive nature of healthcare data. The organization has implemented a range of security protocols to protect its data and systems, including encryption, access controls, and regular security audits. However, it has experienced several high-profile data breaches in recent years, including a 2017 incident in which the personal data of more than 150,000 patients was compromised.

The NHS has experienced significant downtime on occasion, often due to technical issues or system upgrades. However, the organization has worked to minimize downtime by implementing redundant systems and developing robust disaster recovery plans.

The NHS frequently makes news, particularly in relation to healthcare policy and funding debates. In recent years, the organization has also faced criticism over issues such as waiting times, staff shortages, and the quality of care in some areas. It has responded by launching a range of initiatives aimed at improving the quality and accessibility of healthcare services, including new digital services and technologies.

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