Summary Care Record
The summary care record (SCR) is an electronic record which contains information about the medications you take, allergies you suffer from and if you have had reactions to medications.
This information can only be viewed by other healthcare staff involved in your care.
All patients are ‘opted in’ automatically but you can opt out to have an SCR. To do this please speak to Reception on how to opt out.
SCR records can now include additional information if you consent to share this information. This can include:
- Significant medical history e.g. procedures and diagnosis
- Communication preferences
- Vaccinations and immunisations
- End of life care information e.g. preferred place of death
- Personal preferences e.g. legal decisions and religious beliefs
Sharing this information makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency or when your GP Practice is closed. This information could save a delay in treatment and make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.
In order to share your Summary Care Record you need to change your consent preferences. This can be done by filling out a consent form, or by verbally consenting to a receptionist or healthcare professional.
More information is available from reception or via the attachment below.
Summary Care Record Information