Summary Care Records

The NHS in England is introducing the Summary Care Record (SCR) which will be used in emergency care.

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

Your SCR 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.

We are supporting the SCR and as a patient you have a choice.  If you would like the SCR you do not need to do anything and a SCR will be created for you.  If you do NOT want a SCR you will need to download and complete the SCR opt out form and hand it in to the Practice.


SCR Opt Out

If you do nothing we will assume you are happy for us to create a SCR for you.  Children under 16 will automatically have a SCR created for the,  If you are the parent or guardian lof a child under 16 then you may request to opt them out and we will consider this request.

Information Leaflet