NHS in England is introducing a new electronic record called the Summary Care Record (SCR), which will be used to support your emergency care. The Summary Care Record is an electronic record which will give healthcare staff faster, easier access to essential information about your health, to help provide you with safe treatment when you need care in an emergency or when your GP practice is closed.
If you choose to have a Summary Care Record it will contain important information about any medicines you have been or are currently taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines that you had. Your permission will always be asked if anyone needs to look at information in your SCR, unless in an emergency when you are unable to give permission.
As a patient you have a choice:
Yes I would like a Summary Care Record – you do not need to do anything and a Summary Care Record will be created for you.
No I do not want a Summary Care Record – click here for the opt out form (PDF, 56KB). Please complete the form and hand it to a member of the GP practice staff.
If you need more time to make your choice you should let your GP Practice know.
Where can I find out more? For more information about the NHS Summary Care Records Service:
If you have a question about the NHS Care Records Service (NHS CRS), please telephone the dedicated information line on 0300 123 3020.
Or visit the website www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk