NHS Summary Care Record – Additional Information for Patients
Your summary care record allows key information held in your GP record to be shared with authorised healthcare professionals across different healthcare settings.
Summary Care Record with additional information now allows more significant information to be shared
What additional information will be shared?
Current Information available:
- Current medications and allergies
Additional information now available includes:
- Your long term health conditions - such as asthma, diabetes, heart problems or rare medical conditions
- Your relevant medical history - e.g. clinical procedures, care currently been received
- Your health care preferences - this allows your care to be more aligned with your needs, such as special dietary requirements
- Your personal preferences - such as religious beliefs or legal requirements
- Immunisations - details of previous vaccinations
How will a Summary Care Record with additional benefit me?
- Care centred around your needs and preferences
- Improved experiences – reduced burden to recall any complex care needs, especially in emergency situations.
- Further improvements to the quality and safety of your care – health care professionals will have access to your medical history so can provide more integrated care
How do I include additional information in my Summary Care Record?
- Additional information will only be included in your SCR after a discussion between you and your GP, and only if you give permission
- You are free to withdraw your consent at any time
For more information about your Summary Care Record please ask reception or your GP