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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

If you were rushed into hospital or needed to see a doctor (or nurse) in an emergency they may not know your medical history.  Details about your health can be difficult to remember, particularly when you are unwell.  For example your medicines; any allergic reactions, operations or illnesses you have had in the past; who should be contacted in an emergency.  

Are you happy for your information to be shared with the health professionals who may care for you - so that they can make better and safer decisions about how to treat you? 

If so, click on the consent form below OR tell the nurse / GP / practice pharmacist next time you visit that you would like this additional information added and we can record this on your 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.

Consent form and patient leaflet for SCR with additional information

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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