GP Connect Appointments

GP Connect is an NHS Digital project designed to enable access to patient related information recorded on any of the participating systems across care settings. It relies on sharing agreements being signed between practices and authorised third parties. All data is exchanged via the National Spine.

The ability to release appointments to third parties that you have a sharing agreement with, for example NHS111, relies on you using Appointments.

An appointment slot that is available for booking by a third party is highlighted by a GP Connect tag .


In order to create GP Connect appointments you must:

  • Have upgraded to Appointments, contact your Account Manager to organise upgrading to our newest management tool for setting up and maintaining your Appointments books
  • Be running the minimum of:
    • Vision 3 release DLM 730 for set up
    • Vision 3 release DLM 770 for Third party utilisation
See Checking your DLM for details on how to check your version of Vision 3.
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