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Summary Care Record (SCR)

What is a Summary Care Record (SCR)?


The Summary Care Record is a ‘short summary’ of your GP medical record which includes:

  • medications;
  • allergies;
  • adverse reactions.   

This is automatically generated when you register at a GP Practice.

Why do I need a Summary Care Record (SCR)?

As well as at your GP Practice, the Summary Care Record can be used by other NHS organisations such as A&E, Out of Hours / NHS 111 and Pharmacies.

Due to these organisations not having access to your full GP medical record, being able to view your SCR may enable them to treat you more efficiently.

Consent to sharing my Summary Care Record (SCR).

Other NHS organisations will ask for your consent before viewing your SCR. In an emergency, if you are unable to provide consent, for example if you were unconscious, your SCR can still be viewed but only by health and care staff with the right levels of security clearance, so your information is secure.

*Summary Care Record – Additional Information (SCR2):

You can also consent to including ‘additional information’ into your SCR which includes:

  • diagnoses;
  • current problems and issues;
  • vaccinations;
  • consent and personal preferences;
  • details of your care professionals / carers;
  • care plan events;
  • social and personal circumstances.

If you wish to have an SCR, with or without the additional information, you can ‘consent’ by completing the form overleaf.

Dissent to sharing my Summary Care Record (SCR).

If you do not wish for your SCR to be shared with other NHS organisations, you can ‘opt out’ by completing the form overleaf.

What does it mean if I do not have a Summary Care Record (SCR)?

NHS health and care staff caring for you may not be aware of your medications, allergies and adverse reactions in order to treat you safely.

If you have any queries regarding your Summary Care Record, please do not hesitate to ask us.

Summary Care Record Form

Third Party Consent

Should you wish to consent for another person (this may be a family member, close friend, carer etc.) to either act on your behalf or represent you in discussing medical matters, you can complete a third party consent form. Medical matters may include, but are not limited to, discussing appointments, prescriptions and medications, test results etc.)

If you would like to consent to another person discussing medical matters please complete, sign and return the form below to Reception.

Third Party Consent Form

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