A Summary Care Record is an electronic patient record. This is held centrally on the NHS Database and can be accessed by other health care providers if required when caring for you in another healthcare environment (e.g Hospital etc).
Information which the Summary Care Record will hold currently is only Medication and Allergies.
Patients have the choice to Opt Out of having a Summary Care Record - however to do this you MUST complete an opt out form which can be obtained here (PDF, 45KB). Please complete this and return to the practice.
Click here to read some Key Benefits of having a SCR (PDF, 35KB).
If you do opt out you should be aware of the consequences of the choice you have made. You can always change your mind and opt back in if you wish.
Click here to download the SCR Patient Leaflet (PDF, 1.2MB)