Summary Care Record is an Electronic summary of a patient’s key clinical information.
GP practices are required to provide an automated electronic upload of any changes to a patient’s summary information to the NHS Spine. The practice is currently working with its IT system supplier to provide this.
The Summary Care Record should only be viewed in emergency or urgent care settings with the explicit consent of the patient unless the patient is unable to give their consent (for example if they are unconscious).
However if you do not want your records to be made available in this way, please ask for an Opt Out Form at the surgery so we can update your records.
It is our intention to have this in place as soon as possible and no later than 31st March 2015.