Systems Integration Team

The NHS Systems Integration Team has five primary responsibilities

  • For each ESR Organisation produce a General Ledger (GL) Interface to agreed specifications and frequency
  • Ensure that all ESR interfaces are operating to the agreed SLAs and timeframes; data is being exchanged successfully and conduct operational review meetings with key stakeholders,
  • Enable the ESR Community to make the best use of Core and Non Core Interfaces, extending uptake and generating increased savings to the wider NHS,
  • Work with NHS Organisations, 3rd Party Providers, the ESR Central Team and IBM to define requirements and proposed solutions for additional interfaces with ESR. To ensure the adequate specification, quality testing, satisfactory delivery and support of interfaces are to Service Level Agreements.
  • To provide the technical lead to the ESR Community in relation to :- Networking Issues, PC Configuration and Local Software installation

The team is responsible for the on-going operation, support and maintenance of the following core interfaces - available to all organisations at no cost

  • General Ledger (GL)
  • NHS Pensions
  • e-Recruitment 
  • Streamlined Junior Doctors Interface
  • Professional Bodies (GMC & NMC)
  • ACCEA (Clinical Excellence Awards)
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
  • RPP (Smartcard/CIS)

In addition, the team implements and supports optional 'non core' interfaces to subscribing organisations including:

ESR Outbound Interfaces

  • Occupational Health Outbound Interface (OHO)
  • Generic Retrofit Outbound Interface (Employees and Assignments) (RET)
  • Generic Rostering Outbound Interface (ROS)
  • Generic Expenses Outbound Interface (EXP)
  • Generic Active Directory Outbound Interface (GAD)
  • Smart Outbound Interface (SO)
  • Generic Data Warehouse Interface(GDW)
  • Generic Patient Administration Interface (GPA)
  • Generic System Centre Interface (GSC)

ESR Inbound Interfaces

  • Generic Attendance Inbound Interface (ATT)
  • Generic Absence Inbound Interface (Sickness & Annual Leave) (ABS)
  • Occupational Health Inbound Interface (OHI) 
  • NHS Mail Inbound Interface(NMI)

Bi-Directional Interfaces

  • Occupational Health Interface (OH)

Supplementary Support Services provided on behalf of the NHS ESR Programme:

  • Total Reward Statements
  • Mass Updates