Why do I need a Summary Care Record?
Most people have a Basic Summary Care Record which lets authorised healthcare staff treating you anywhere in the NHS across England to securely access key health information about your current medications, allergies and sensitivities to medicines.
But there is additional information they can access with your permission.
Your Enhanced Summary Care Record contains even more details about your long term conditions, medications, relevant medical history and personal preferences/healthcare needs.
This means if you have to call an ambulance, contact 111, the Out of Hours service or go to hospital anywhere in England, they will be able to access vital health information about you,
which could help them treat you more quickly and effectively and means you don’t have to remember all of the details of your past care.
It is quick, safe and secure for health staff to access your Enhanced Summary Care Record, but we need your consent to add this to your file.
Please contact reception to fill in a consent form.
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.
For further information visit the NHS Care records website