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Summary Care Record

What is a Summary Care Record?

As of 2010, unless you have opted out, you will have a 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.

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. 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 use the form at the foot of this page.

Summary Care Record with Additional Information

You now have the option to share more information other than just your Medication and Allergies with other healthcare providers. If you consent to sharing additional information, healthcare providers directly involved in your care will be able to see things such as current problems, relevant medical history and immunisations. Please speak to a member of our Reception Team if you wish to consent to sharing your information. For more information please visit https://digital.nhs.uk/services/summary-care-records-scr/additional-information-in-scr 

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