There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had. You can choose to have additional information included in your SCR which can enhance the care you receive. This information includes your illnesses and health problems, operations and vaccinations you have had in the past, how you would like to be treated and where you would prefer to receive care, what support you may require and who should be contacted for more information about you.
Why do I need a Summary Care Record?
Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.
This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.
Who can see it?
Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record.
How do I know if I have one?
Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by asking your GP
Do I have to have one?
No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.
Risk Profiling: How your NHS records are used - Privacy Notice
This practice is taking part in a new NHS service that helps your family doctor (GP) to spot whether you need more help to manage your health. The service is called 'risk profiling'.
Using information from your health records, a secure NHS computer system will look at any recent treatments you have had in hospital or at this surgery and any existing health conditions that you have and alert your doctor to the likelihood of a possible future hopsital admission. The clinical team at the surgery will use the infomation to help you get early care and treatment where it is needed.
This information will only be seen only by qualified health workers involved in your care. NHS security systems will protect your health information and patient confidentiality at all times.
If you do not want your information being used in this way or have any concerns, please contact Fleur Waite - Practice Manager.