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Summary Care Record

What is Summary Care Record?

There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

Your information will be extracted from practices such as ours and held on central NHS databases.

What do I need a Summary Care Record?

Storing information in one place makes it easier for Healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

This information could make a difference to how a doctors decide to care for you, for example which medicines they choose or prescribe or whether you have any allergies.

Who can see my Summary Care Record?

Only Healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record.  They have to either ask for your permission to view, or they can override it if medically urgent to do so. 

How do I know if I have one?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record.  You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP.

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory.  If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can also use the 'Summary Care Records 'Opt-Out' Form' below.

To 'Opt-Out'

If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery.

Please download the following 'Opt-Out' Form if you wish your clinical information to be withheld from the Summary Care Record.

Summary Care Record 'Opt-Out' Form  

 

More information about Summary Care Record

For further information, please click on the following link to visit the NHS Care records website.

 



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