Summary Care Record Additional Information
(Enhanced Summary Care Record)
If you are registered with a GP practice in England you will have a Summary Care Record (SCR), unless you have previously chosen not to have one and opted out. It is a copy of key information held in your GP record and includes important information about your health, such as:
- Allergies you suffer from
- Any bad reactions to medicines
You may need to be treated by health and care professionals that do not know your medical history. Essential details about your healthcare can be difficult to remember, particularly when you are unwell or have complex care needs. Having an SCR means that when you need healthcare you can be helped to recall vital information.
SCRs can help the staff involved in your care make better and safer decisions about how best to treat you.
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 - such as where you would prefer to receive care
- What support you might need
- Who should be contacted for more information about you
In order for the additional information in your SCR to be available to providers such as hospitals, A&E departments, the Out of Hours Services, 111 and the Ambulance Service, you will need to fill out a consent form (which can be downloaded here) and return it to your GP surgery to enable them to update your records and allow it to be shared with health and care staff when appropriate.
For more information on Summary Care Records and additional information visit: https://digital.nhs.uk/services/summary-care-records-scr or ask at reception.
Resources for patients
Information leaflet for patients is available here
Easy ready leaflet for patients on additional information in SCR is available here
Consent form for existing patients is available here
Consent form for new patients is available here
Summary Care record with additional information video is available here