Summary Care Record

A SCR is an electronic summary containing limited patient information which can be shared to assist with your emergency care. The information contained within the SCR is: medication, allergies and adverse reactions.

This information means that healthcare staff can provide you with safer care when your GP practice is closed or when you are away from home in another part of England. Only Healthcare staff who are directly involved in your care would be able to view your SCR.

Each patient has a choice regarding a SCR:

  • You can choose to have a SCR: you do not need to do anything.
  • You can choose not to have a SCR: you  need to let your GP practice know by filling in and returning an opt-out form. You can print one out here or visit the practice to collect a form from reception.

For further information regarding SCR: