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 unconsious. The information on the Summary Care Record contains only basic details such as allergies and medication.
It is possible to opt out of this service. However, there will be important benefits to the Summary Care Record, so it's important to find out more if you are thinking of opting out.
Find out more
For further details visit www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk where you can also download an opt out form. You can also call 0300 123 3020.