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GP Connect

This is the source repository for the GP Connect specification.

The current specification version is held in the master branch, and published to GitHub pages.

Previous versions of the specification are held in release/* branches (and tagged), and published to the NHS Developer Network.

Building the specification

To build the GP Connect specification locally

  • Clone the repository: git clone
  • Install Ruby
  • Install Jekyll
  • Navigate to your gpconnect directory and run: bundle install
  • Now run Jekyll: bundle exec jekyll serve
  • Browse website Browser: http://localhost:4005


  1. Fix warnings related to SSL certificate checking (by configuring the SSL_CERT_FILE env variable) by following instructions to download and reference a cacert.pem file.

  2. Fix warnings related to the Jekyll GitHub Metadata plugin, by configuring the JEKYLL_GITHUB_TOKEN environment variable.