SUMMARY CARE RECORD (SCR)
The (SCR) is an electronic record that will give healthcare staff faster and easier access to essential information about you. It will help to provide you with safe treatment when you need care in an emergency, when your GP practice is closed or when you are away from home in another part of England. The SCR will contain important information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines that you have had. It will also include your name, address, date of birth and your unique NHS number to help identify you correctly.
The majority of GP practices within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are already live with the SCR following on from a publicity campaign last year. Now that the practice has successfully migrated to our new clinical computer system (EMIS Web) we are contractually bound to do the same. This upload was completed in June 2014.
If you are happy to have a SCR then you do not need to do anything this has been made automatically for you. If you do not want a SCR then you should fill in an opt-out form and return it to us. These are available to download from www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk/options OR from the practice. Patients who have completed an opt form, or written to us saying they wish to opt out, have had it recorded already and need not do so again.
SO……………WHAT’S IT MEAN AND WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO?
- Do nothing and you will be included automatically.
- Concerns – you can opt out but you MUST tell us.
If you have any concerns or questions please contact the designated helpline number on 0300 456 3531 or visit the NHS Choices Website.
Opt out of the summary care record
Please download the documents linked below to find out more about opting out. The second document is a form that you can print off, complete and return to the practice.