Summary Care Records:
What is a Summary Care Record (SCR)?
Patients can over the next few years have a Summary Care Record which can be available to authorised Health Care Professionals treating them anywhere in the NHS in England.
At first a patients SCR will contain key health information:
- Current Medication
- Adverse Reactions
- Discontinued List (Past medication - 6 months)
Patients who were registered before the 30th June 2010 would of received a letter regarding Summary Care Records (SCR). The initiative has been set up to provide more consistent and accurate patient records but that information is only available to your GP - patients care can be greatly improved by making that information available to other healthcare organisations who may need to provide care/treatment.
Upon receipt of the letters patients had a choice to:
1. Either decide that they want a summary care record created - in this instance you did not need to do anything.
2.You may have decided that you do not want a care record created - in this case you would have had an opt out form and bought it to us so that we could record it on our clinical system by the 30th June 2010.
3.If you were undecided then you could have completed the opt out form as you can always opt in at a later date.
4. If you registered with our practice on or after the 27th January 2010, you may not have been sent a letter, if you wish to opt out kindly print a copy of the opt out form below.
opt out form
If you present at an alternative health care setting, such as A&E, even if they ask you if your SCR can be accessed and you say yes, there will be no record to view. However, if you request for a SCR to be created, you will be asked at every alternative consultation if your record can be viewed - YOU WILL HAVE FULL CONTROL!
If you would like more information regarding Summary Care Records, you can visit the SCR section on CFH Website:
or call NHS Care Records Service Information Line on 0845 603 8510
There is an excellent frequently asked questions document.
You can find out more on the NHS England Care Data website