Summary Care Record

NHS Summary Care Record (SCR) - standard version

Summary Care Records (SCRs) were introduced in this practice on 25th May 2017.  A Summary Care Record is an electronic record containing key health information, which can be made available to NHS healthcare staff caring for you in an emergency or when your GP practice is closed.

If you are registered with a GP practice in England you will have a Summary Care Record (SCR), unless you have previously chosen not to have one.

It includes important information about your health:

 Medicines you are taking
 Allergies you suffer from
 Any bad reactions to medicines

You may need to be treated by health and care professionals that do not know your medical history. Essential details about your healthcare can be difficult to remember, particularly when you are unwell or have complex care needs. Having an SCR means that when you need healthcare you can be helped to recall vital information. SCRs can help the staff involved in your care make better and safer decisions about how best to treat you.

Adding more information to your summary care record (Enhanced SCR)

You can choose to have additional information included in your SCR, which can enhance the care you receive. This is only made available to healthcare staff who are caring for you in an emergency or other situation where you cannot attend your surgery.

This information includes:

 Your illnesses and health problems
 Operations and vaccinations you have had in the past
 How you would like to be treated - such as where you would prefer to receive care
 What support you might need
 Who should be contacted for more information about you

If you would like this information adding to your SCR (or the SCR of someone you are a carer for), then please complete the Enhanced SCR additional information form, available at the link below or from reception, and return to the surgery or reply to the text we send you.

Information leaflets and patient forms:

SCR Patient Information Leaflet

SCR Opt-Out Form

Enhanced SCR Patient Information Leaflet

Enhanced SCR Additional information form

Your choices are detailed below:

Yes I would like a Summary Care Record
You do not need to do anything and a Summary Care Record will be made for you

No I do not want a Summary Care Record
An opt-out form is available by clicking the link above and at reception. Please complete the form and hand it to the receptionist. Your Summary Care Record will be removed from your medical records.

If you are still unsure – please take a look at the information leaflet (link above) to help you decide. You can also phone the Summary Care Record Information Line on 0300 123 3020 or visit the website at

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