Summary Care Record (SCR)

Your SCR is a short summary of your GP medical records. It tells other health and care staff who care for you about your medications and your allergies. This means they can give you better care if you need health care away from your usual doctor’s surgery, for example:
· in an emergency
· when you’re on holiday
· when your surgery is closed
· at out-patient clinics
· when you visit a pharmacy

We can add more information from your medical records to your SCR if you wish, including health problems like dementia or diabetes, details of your carer, your treatment preferences and communication needs, for example if you have hearing difficulties or need an interpreter.  This will help medical staff care for you properly, and respect your choices, when you need care away from your GP surgery.  When you are treated away from your usual doctor’s surgery, the health care staff there can’t see your GP medical records. Looking at your SCR can speed up your care and make sure you are given the right medicines and treatment.

Opting out

SCR’s help improve your care but you can opt out if you wish, just complete an opt out form and return it to the surgery.

Further information about SCR’s can be found here.