Summary Care Record (SCR): Providing access to other NHS professionals 

Summary Care Records (SCR) are an electronic record of important patient information, created from GP medical records. Your SCR provides information about your medicines, allergies and bad reactions to medicines. This is useful information for other healthcare professionals to be aware of when you are unwell or have complex care needs. It helps them make better and safer decisions about your care. 

You will have automatically have an SCR unless you opt not to. You can also chose to have additional information included in this as an 'Enhanced' SCR (ESCR). This includes information about your illnesses and health problems, past operations and vaccinations, your treatment preferences (eg where you prefer to receive care), what support you may need and who to contact for more information about you.  

Please see ESCR to request this or for more information, or ask our Practice staff.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) response: additional information included in SCR by default

To help the NHS to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are including additional information in Summary Care Records for patients by default, unless they have previously told the NHS that they did not want their information to be shared.

The change to include additional information in a patient’s SCR will enable health and care professionals to have better medical information about the patient they are treating at the point of care. This change will apply for the duration of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic only. Unless alternative arrangements have been put in place before the end of the emergency period, this change will be reversed.

Patients can be reassured that if they have previously opted-out of having a Summary Care Record or declined to provide consent to share their additional information,their preference will continue to be respected and applied.

 

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