We are a part of the Summary Care Record project. The purpose of the project is to allow authorised healthcare staff, anywhere in England, access to certain details of your medical record. This is to try and ensure a more effective and safer course of treatment for you wherever or whenever you may require it, most likely in an emergency. This information includes your name, address, date of birth, registered practice, current medication and recorded drug sensitivities. You can chose to opt-out of this project by completing a Summary Care Record opt-out form available online or at reception.
Why do I need a Summary Care Record?
Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.
This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.
Who can see it?
Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record.
How do I know if I have one?
Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP.
Do I have to have one?
No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.
For further information visit the NHS Care records website or the HSCIC Website