Summary Care Record (SCR)
The Summary Care Record (SCR) system is designed to help both your GP and any emergency staff you contact when the surgery is closed to treat your health needs more efficiently.
Your information will be shared between your GP practice, our local hospital and Out Of Hours service. This will enable your GP surgery to access results and any visits you have at the hospital quickly and efficiently, but it also means that if you have an emergency and contact the Out Of Hours service or visit A&E they will have access to your current medications as well as allergies and are better able to treat you.
If you need treatment in another NHS healthcare setting, such as an Emergency Department, Out-of-Hours GP or Minor Injury Unit, the professionals treating you can give you safer care if medical information from your GP Surgery is available to them. Your information will be viewed only by authorised healthcare professionals directly involved in your care. You will be asked for your permission before the information is accessed, unless the health professional is unable to ask you and there is an important clinical reason for accessing it.
f you do not want your information shared, we will put an entry on your record which will prevent this. It is important to note that if you make this choice, the health professionals using these systems will not be able to view your health information in an emergency, even if you give them permission to do so at the time.
A parent or guardian can ask to opt out children aged under 16 but ultimately it is the GP’s decision whether to do this, because their duty of care to the child has top priority. If you care for a child under 16 and feel that they are able to understand this decision, then you should make this information available to them and seek their view.