The Health Directory is the national reference directory containing the identification data of all professionals involved in the health system.
A video presentation of the RPPS+, and more generally of the identification of those listed in the directories, is available on the following Facebook page of the ANS
This directory contains the reliable, unique key identification data of all professionals who need to access, exchange or share health data for the purpose of care, coordination or regulation of services.
What identifying information is contained in the directory?
- Personal records data (such as name/first name/date of birth, etc.).
- Data specific to the health sector (such as the professional's national public identifier, profession or specialty, place of practice, public e-mail address, etc.)
Why use the Health Directory?
The directory allows you to identify professionals and to track updates to their practice.
It facilitates the implementation of application access policies based on the structural role of the professional.
The health directory is gradually being expanded to become the RPPS+, which will include all professionals who need an eHealth identity, including those in both the medical and social care sectors.
To find out more about the directory and how to access it, go to Documentation.
Visit annuaire.sante.fr to freely read or download our excerpts manually, in order to familiarise yourself with the data in the Health Directory.
When you want to check the information of a health professional, check our data on the annuaire.sante.fr user interface.
When you want to create a directory of contacts, download the excerpts of our data to populate your database.
Data from the Health Directory
Healthcare Professionals Directory
Frequently Asked Questions
The data in the central Health Directory comes from the shared directory of healthcare professionals (RPPS), the ADELI directory and the FINESS directory. This central directory also includes MSSanté addresses and CPS data.
This data is updated daily or weekly.
The identification data describes the professional by:
- Personal records data (official information, such as name/first name/date of birth, etc.).
- Data specific to the health sector (sector-specific information):
- The professional's national public identifier: their number in the shared directory of healthcare professionals (RPPS), ADELI number, or failing that a national identifier ("facility ID" / “professional’s local ID")
- Data that characterise the professional, such as profession/specialty/diploma/title/skill; this facilitates the implementation of application access policies based on the structural role of the professional.
- Data relating to the professional's activity, such as his or her function/place of practice; this facilitates the implementation of application access policies based on the professional's functional role.
- Personal or business contact details, including the professional's email address.
The Health Directory makes it possible:
- to identify the professionals listed
- to track the practice of these professionals
- to contribute to the issuing and updating of certification products (Health Professional Card, etc.) issued by the ANS and also to the identification procedures required to secure digital services for professionals in the health, medical, and social care sectors
- to conduct studies and research and to produce statistics about the professionals listed
- Eventually, the ADELI directory will converge with the RPPS directory, which will become the RPPS+. All professionals who need an eHealth identity, including those in the health, medical, and social care sectors, will be able to be registered in the RPPS+, and will therefore be included in the Health Directory
You can access free data excerpts from the Health Directory, and download them manually.
However, if you wish to use our data more frequently, e.g. to maintain a database, it is advised to use our extraction webservices, which will allow you to automatically retrieve the data from our excerpts by simple URL calls. For more information on our extraction webservices, please read part 4.2.1 of our functional and technical specifications.
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