Summary Care Record (SCR)

The NHS in England is using an electronic record called the Summary Care Record to support patient care. All the settings where you receive healthcare keep their own medical records about you. These places can often only share information from your records by letter, fax or phone. At times, this can delay information sharing and this can affect decision making and slow down treatment.
 
Your Summary Care Record contains important information about any medicines you are taking, any allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines that you have previously experienced.
 
Allowing healthcare staff to have access to this information will improve decision making by doctors and other healthcare professionals and has prevented mistakes being made when patients are being cared for in an emergency or when their GP practice is closed.
 
Your Summary Care Record also includes your name, address, date of birth and your unique NHS Number to help identify you correctly. If you do not wish for your details to be loaded onto the SCR, please fill out the attached form and hand it into the reception team.

opt-out form (PDF, 245.9kB