Summary Care Record

Your Summary Care Record (SCR) is a short summary of your GP medical records. It tells other health and care staff who care for you about the medicines you take and your allergies.

For more information, visit: NHS Digital – SCR – Information For Patients

Why do I need a Summary Care Record?

The information held in your Summary Care Record gives health and care professionals, away from your usual GP practice, access to information to provide you with safer care, reduce the risk of prescribing errors and improve your patient experience.

Your Summary Care Record contains basic information about allergies and medications and any reactions that you have had to medication in the past.

Who can see it?

Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record.

All patients registered with a GP have a Summary Care Record, unless they have chosen not to have one.

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 a form and bring it to the Practice. The form can be found at: Summary Care Record Opt Out Form

More Information

For further information, visit: NHS – Your Health Records.

Supplementary Privacy Notice for Summary Care Records – Covid-19: NHS Digital – SCR – Supplementary Transparency Notice