UK National Health Service Choices web services

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The NHS web services support business-to-business syndication of content over the internet. NHS Choices has created a set of web services to allow approved partners to interact with the service, free of charge. The web services return NHS Choices content in a form that can be easily integrated into a website or application.

NHS intends to make most of the data and content on NHS Choices available through web services. Currently, the web services can be used to search the Service Directories and return articles from Behind the headlines and Live Well. RSS feeds are also available for individual use.

The free syndication program allows partners to embed NHS Choices content (including multimedia tools and more than 400 videos) within their websites, negating the need for in-house development or external signposting. In the past year, 25 million people have viewed NHS content via partner websites. NHS Choices is in the process of releasing new syndication feeds, as well as updating existing ones, making them easier to use. The API key supplied to you as part of your integration will allow you to access the newer feeds.


Please use the registration form to register your interest in accessing the NHS Choices web services, whose use is subject to a contractual agreement (Service Level Agreement). Please provide as much detail as you can about your proposed application – all fields are mandatory. We will review your proposal and get back to you as soon as we can. Please note that your application will be subject to a quality and strategic assessment to ensure it is in line with the NHS Choices policy.


Attribution is required:
NHS Choices content must be credited and accompanied by the “Content supplied by NHS Choices” logo on every page where it is shown. Partners should link this logo to the source page where content has come from.

Terms and Conditions: For your own personal non commercial use you may copy, download, adapt or print off copies of the materials, information, data and other content included on NHS Choices (‘NHS Choices content’). You will need to obtain permission in writing from us before you make any other use of NHS Choices content.