Summary Care Record
Your Summary Care Record will contain important information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines that you have had.
Giving healthcare staff access to this information can prevent mistakes being made when caring for you in an emergency or when your GP practice is closed.
Your Summary Care Record will also include your name, address, date of birth and your unique NHS Number to help identify you correctly.
You may want to add other details about your care to your Summary Care Record. This will only happen if you ask for the information to be included. You should discuss your wishes with the healthcare staff treating you.
Click here to view a leaflet containing more information.
You can choose not to have a Summary Care Record. You need to let your GP practice know by filling in and returning an opt-out form.
Click here to download an opt-out form.
The Enhanced Summary Care Record
This national system holds ‘additional information’ to the summary care record and is used with the patient’s consent. It is generally used for patients with complex health needs who may be seen by multiple NHS departments. It includes:-
- Significant medical history (past and present)
- Reason for medication
- Anticipatory care information (such as information about the management of long term conditions)
- Communication preferences
- End of life care information
- Immunisations and Vaccinations
You are opted OUT of this by default. Your GP will discuss with you if they feel you may benefit. You can also choose to opt in
Find out more about our information sharing policy