Summary Care Record

There is a Central NHS Computer System called the 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 our opt-out form.

More Information

For further information visit the HSCIC Website.

Access to Records

In accordance with the GDPR (and Data Protection Act 2018) and Access to Health Records Act, patients may request to see their medical records. To request access please complete and submit our Access to Medical Records form.

This service will be subject to an access charge. No information will be released without the patient consent unless we are legally obliged to do so.