Summary Care Record

What Is It?

The Summary Care Record is a summary of basic health information about you, that healthcare professionals can access, to help them provide you with better, safer care. For example this might be used by A&E staff or by an out of hours doctor. They will ask your permission each time before they do this, unless this isn’t possible, e.g. if you are unconscious.

By default the Summary Care Record contains only basic details such as allergies and medication. It is possible to opt in to include Additional Information such as significant medical history (past and present), reasons for medications, care plan information and immunisations.

You can find more information about the Summary Care Record, and how to opt out, on the NHS Digital website.