Summary Care Records
NHS England has introduced Summary Care Records (SCR), which will be used in emergency care. The record contains information about any medication you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had, to ensure those caring for you have enough information to treat you safely. No other information will be included in the SCR.
As a patient, you have a choice:
- I would like a SCR - you do not need to do anything, the SCR will automatically be created for you.
- I do not want an SCR - you need to complete an opt-out form (available at surgery) and pass to Reception.
Please note, you can change your mind at any time by informing us of your decision. If you have previously told us that you do not wish to have a SCR, your preference will already have been recorded on your medical record.
A dedicated NHS Summary Care Record information line is available for you on 0300 123 3020 or you can visit the website at http://www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk where you can find information in other formats and languates.
For local information you can visit http://www.northamptonshire.nhs.uk/scr