Summary Care Record

A Summary Care Record (SCR) is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

Having this information stored in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency or when your GP practice is closed.

If you have any questions, or if you want to discuss your choices, please:

  • phone the Summary Care Record Information line on 0300 123 3020
  • contact your local Patient Advice Liason Service (PALS)
  • contact your GP practice

 Please note - If you do not 'Opt Out' a Summary Care Record will be created.

 What does it mean if I DO NOT have a Summary Care Record ?

 NHS Healthcare staff caring for you may not be aware of your current medications, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had, in order to treat you safely in an emergency.

 Your records will stay as they are now with information being shared by letter, email, fax or phone.