Summary Care Record

A Summary Care Record is a copy of your key information held in your GP record.

This information, with your consent, can be shared with other healthcare staff who are treating you i.e. If you were to unexpectedly admitted to hospital, they would be able to see some of your problems, medications and allergies. This will help the staff involved in your care make better and safer decisions and how best to treat you.

You have the choice of what information you would like to share and with whom. Authorised healthcare staff can only view your Summary Care Record with your permission.

We are able to share your choice of consent for you. Please let reception know which level of information you would like to be shared with other healthcare professional involved in your care.

Your options for sharing your Summary Care Record are:

  • Express consent for medication, allergies and adverse reactions only. You wish to share information about these.
  • Express consent for medication, allergies, adverse reactions and additional information. Additional information includes: your illnesses and health problems, operations and vaccinations, how you would like to be treated (such as where you would prefer to receive care), what support you might need and who should be contacted for more information about you.
  • Express dissent for Summary Care Record (opt out). This is if you DO NOT want any information shared with other healthcare professionals involved in your care.

More information

For further information visit the NHS Care records website.

Opt out

Download the Summary Care Opt Out Form in PDF format and return to the practice.