Your Summary Care Record contains important information from the record held by your GP practice and includes details of any medicines you are taking, any allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines that you have previously experienced. Your Summary Care Record also includes your name, address, date of birth and your unique NHS Number to help identify you correctly. The summary care record allows doctors working in the out of hours service and hospital to know this very important basic medical information about you, which is there to imporve the care you receive from them. It does not include all the details you have shared with your GP in a consultation.
As part of a mandatory national programme each GP Practice had to make a summary care record for each patient by March 2015 (unless the patient has already opted out). You can choose to opt out of this scheme at any time.
- Please see our leaflet for information and details of how to opt out.