What is a Summary Care Record

There is a 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.


New Enhanced Summary Care Record with additional information

With your consent you can choose to have additional information included in your Summary Care Record - this includes information about your health problems, operations and vaccinations.

The following link will provide you with more detailed information.

Enhanced Summary Care Record with Additional Information

Patient Leaflet

How we use your Health Records

Why 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 doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.

Who can see it?

Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record. 

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. You can choose to opt out of the scheme, you will need to complete the Data Sharing Preferences form below and return to the surgery.

Patient Data Sharing Preferences

More Information

FAQs Electronic Record Sharing

Summary Care Record Form

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