Summary Care Record
Anyone registered with a GP practice in England will have a Summary Care Record (SCR), unless they have previously chosen not to have one. It includes important information about your health:
- Medicines you are taking
- Allergies you suffer from
- Any bad reactions to medicines
You may need to be treated by health and care professionals that do not know your medical history. Essential details about your healthcare can be difficult to remember, particularly when you are unwell or have complex care needs. Having an SCR means that when you need healthcare you can be helped to recall vital information. There are over 150000 views of an SCR across England each week.
SCRs can help the staff involved in your care make better and safer decisions about how best to treat you.
You can choose to have additional information included in your SCR, which can enhance the care you receive. This information includes:
- Your illnesses and health problems
- Operations and vaccinations you have had in the past
- How you would like to be treated – such as where you would prefer to receive care
- What support you might need
- Who should be contacted for more information about you
Please watch this video for further information:
If you would like to have additional information added to your summary care please complete the consent form and return to your usual branch.
Sharing with other organisations
See our sharing form for details of how your record can be shared with your consent.
Please also see our privacy notice.