The Summary Care Record (SCR) 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.
Do I have to have one?
No, it is not compulsory. We prefer our Patients to opt into the scheme. If you have not already done so, you can complete the form at the foot of this page and then bring it along to the surgery. If you are reading this as a result of receiving a text message from the Practice, please follow the instructions contained in the message.
For further information visit the NHS Care records website or the HSCIC Website