A Summary Care Record is an electronic record of your healthcare history held on a national healthcare records database provided and facilitated by NHS England. This record may be shared with other healthcare professionals and organisations involved in your direct healthcare. It gives healthcare staff faster, easier access to essential information about you, to help provide you with safe treatment when you need care in an emergency or when your GP practice is closed.
At a minimum, the SCR holds important information about;
- Current medication
- Allergies and details of any previous bad reactions to medicines
- The name, address, date of birth and NHS number of the patient
You can choose to have a Summary Care Record.
You do not need to do anything. This will happen automatically. Healthcare staff will ask your permission every time they look at your Summary Care Record.
You can choose not to have a Summary Care Record.
If you don’t want a Summary Care Record, you need to let us know by filling in the Abbeywell Surgery SCR Opt Out Form.
You can change your choice at any time.