The NHS is changing how patient information is stored and shared in England, to provide better care for patients. SCRs provide healthcare staff treating patients in an emergency or out-of-hours with faster access to key clinical information.
The NHS in England is introducing Summary Care Records (SCRs) to improve the safety and quality of patient care.
It will give healthcare staff faster, easier access to reliable information about you to help with your treatment.
Today, all the places where you receive care keep records about you. They can usually only share information from your records by letter, e-mail, fax or phone. At times, this can be slow and sometimes things get lost on the way.
As of 26/4/13 almost 27 million records had been created across England. Having an SCR gives authorised healthcare staff a quicker way to get important information about you, in an emergency or out-of-hours.
For more information please visit the website link below.
If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form (link below) and bring it along to the surgery.