Summary Care Record (SCR)

If you decide to have an SCR, it will contain important information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines that you have had and it will also include basic information about your current diagnoses. Giving healthcare staff access to this information can prevent mistakes being made when caring for you in an emergency or when your GP practice is closed. Your Summary Care Record will also include your name, address, date of birth and your unique NHS Number to help identify you correctly. If you and your GP decide to include more information it can be added, but only with your express permission. 

Summary Care Record