Additional information for technology suppliers - April 2023

Additional information for technology suppliers - April 2023

Posted On: 20/04/2023

Retiring the Care Identity Service

We are retiring the Care Identity Service (CIS), which is used by health and care professionals in England to securely access national clinical systems.

It’s being replaced by the Care Identity Service 2 (CIS2). The new service will enable internet-first access and allow new methods of authentication beyond smartcards.

The Access Group, EPIC, Medicus, Dedalus and InterSystems are already using CIS2 with some of their sites and that other system providers are well on their way to switching.  

View our new deprecation timeline and onboarding guidance to start planning now for the change.


Event: NHS Spine Futures supplier webinar

Join the NHS England Spine Futures programme as we host the third in our series of supplier webinars at 2pm on 17 May 2023. At this session we will explore the latest programme roadmap and expansion of our plans to transition Spine services to the cloud. Please join us and understand what this means for you – suppliers who are already connected to Spine services will find this of particular interest.

To attend, please register your details.

At our previous sessions we provided updates on our latest product developments, including National Record Locator (NRL), Message Exchange for Social Care and Health (MESH) and integration with bookings and referrals (BARS). You can access the recordings by clicking the links below:

Spine Futures supplier webinar December 2022

Spine Futures supplier webinar February 2023


Blog: What does the future NHS Spine look like?

Shan Rahulan, Director of Core Services, and Mark Burton, Lead Delivery Manager, describe plans to modernise the Spine platform and invite IT professionals to help shape the future.


Our API Developer Community is growing

Thasmim Ali, Product Owner of our API Developer Community, talks about how we’ve improved support for teams integrating with our products and services – and outlines our next steps.