Summary Care Record

The summary care record is a summary of a patient record that is accessible only to authorised NHS staff in case of emergency, or where a person is seeking treatment elsewhere, away from the practice.

An example where a summary care record may be used is if a person is admitted into hospital and the emergency doctor may need to know what medication the person is taking or whether they are allergic to any medication, prior to treating them.

With your permission, the summary care record may also be ‘enhanced’ by your GP to include other useful information including diagnosis (such as dementia) and pre-decisions that you have made about care you would or wouldn’t want to receive (such as receiving blood products).

All patients will be automatically enrolled in to the programme upon registration, however can opt out at any time by completing our online Summary Care Record Opt Out form.

For more information on the summary care record, please visit the NHS website: