There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.
Why do I need a Summary Care Record?
Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.
This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.
Who can see it?
Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record.
There are two options for your Summary Care Record. Would you prefer it to include:
1. Your allergies, medication, vaccinations and most important conditions/medical history
2. Only your allergies and medication
The first question relates to the Summary Care Record with additional information (SCRai), the second to the Summary Care Record core. You need only select one, as the first encompasses the second.
Your Health Records
Who Can See My Health Record?
Who Can See My Health Record? (Easy Read version)
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