Summary Care Records

NHS England requires practices to enable successful automated uploads of any changes to patient’s summary information, at least on a daily basis, to the Summary Care Record (SCR).

Having your SCR available will help anyone treating you without your full medical record. It contains key information about the medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any adverse reactions to medicines you have had in the past. Having a SCR in place helps by enabling other healthcare staff to access some of the vital information from your health record when providing you with treatment and care.

If you are registered with a GP practice in England, you will already have a SCR, unless you have previously chosen not to have one.

You have a choice of what information you would like to share and with whom. Information contained in your SCR is shared solely for the benefit of your direct care. There is also an option to agree for additional information to be available through an enhanced SCR.

The additional information that can be added includes your illnesses and health problems, operations and vaccinations you have had in the past, how you would like to be treated and who should be contacted for more information about you. For further information please visit the NHS website.

Please complete the online form if you wish to opt out from the SCR.