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Summary Care Record

Summary Care Record

The Summary Care Record is a copy of key information from your GP record and provides authorised care professionals working elsewhere in the NHS (e.g. Out-of-Hours GP; ambulance service; Accident & Emergency) with faster, secure access to essential information about you when you need care.

All patients will have a core Summary Care Record, unless they have previously informed their GP practice that they did not want one.  A core Summary Care Record includes details of the medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you may have had in the past.

Summary Care Record with Additional Information

We would now like to off you the opportunity to allow additional information to be added to your Summary Care Record including significant medical history, illness and operations (past and present), reasons for medications and care planning information (if any).

How to consent for a Summary Care Record with Additional Information?

Complete the following form and return to Reception when you next visit or, alternatively, ask your nurse or GP to record this for you at your next appointment.

Consent form and patient leaflet for SCR with additional information

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 care professional 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. 

For further information: visit NHS Digital website or NHS Choices

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