Summary Care Record

You may have been asked if you wish to share some of your medical deteails via the Summary Care Record. The Summary Care Record (SCR) is a Central NHS Computer System. 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.

How do I Know if I Have One?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP

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 contact us. For further information visit the NHS Care records website or the HSCIC Website.