Summary Care Record

Summary Care Record (SCR) – Your Emergency Care Summary

The NHS in England is introducing the Summary Care Record (SCR), which will be used in emergency care and the practice is participating in this programme.

The record will contain information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had to ensure those caring for you have enough information to treat you safely.

Your Summary Care Record will be available to authorised healthcare staff providing your care anywhere in England, but they will ask your permission before they look at it. This means that if you have an accident or become ill, healthcare staff treating you will have immediate access to important information about your health.

Our GP practice is supporting Summary Care Records and as a patient you have a choice:

  • Yes I would like a Summary Care Record – you do not need to do anything and a Summary Care Record will be created for you.
  • No I do not want a Summary Care Record – Please complete an opt out form (available from reception) and hand it to a member of the GP practice staff.

For more information talk to the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (Healthwatch) 01902 426271, GP practice staff, visit the website www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk  or telephone the dedicated NHS Summary Care Record Information line 0300 123 3020.

Additional copies of the opt out form can be collected from the GP practice, printed from the website www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk or requested from the dedicated NHS Summary Care Record Information Line on 0300 123 3020.

You can choose not to have a Summary Care Record and you can change your mind at any time by informing your GP practice.
 

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