If you are registered with a GP Practice in England, you will already have a Summary Care Record (SCR), unless you have previously chosen not to have one. Your SCR contains key information about the medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any adverse reactions to medicines you have had in the past. Having a SCR in place helps by enabling other healthcare staff to access some of the vital information from your health record when providing you with treatment and care.
You have a choice of what information you would like to share and with whom. Information contained in your SCR is shared solely for the benefit of your direct care. There is also an option to agree for additional information to be available through an enhanced SCR. The additional information that can be added includes your illnesses and health problems, operations and vaccinations you have had in the past, how you would like to be treated and who should be contacted for more information about you. For further information about the SCR please click here.
Please complete the attached consent form to update your preferences and return this to the Practice in order that we can record your decision. The attached form also provides the options to dissent from having a SCR, i.e. no health record information will be available for any health and care professionals outside of the Practice.