The purpose of the Summary Care Record is to ensure that anyone treating you has basic but important information about you - especially when care is unplanned, urgent or during evenings and weekends.
A roll out programme to existing patients began in March/April 2010 and all patients were sent an information pack with a leaflet explaining the Summary Care Record. A PDF copy of the leaflet is accessible below.
SCR patient leaflet
Patients can get additional information from
by calling the NHS Care Records Service Information Line on 0845 6038510
For new patients our new patient registration process will ask if you wish to have a Summary care record and your preference will be recorded on your personal record. Parents of children up to the age of 18 years will be required to make this decision on their behalf.
Additional information on confidentiality of NHS records can be found below
NHS Care Record Guarantee
Confidentiality of Patient Records