What is the SCR?
The Summary Care Record (SCR) is a government initiative and has been in place since 2010.
This is a national programme and will enable healthcare professionals across the country access to the SCR database and patient information.
The SCR will consist of patient information which will be uploaded from our clinical system on a regular basis. This information will be very limited:
- Adverse drug reactions
Unlike most previous systems, patients are automatically opted in unless they ask to be removed.
Patient consent will be required by ANYONE accessing their records (unless they are unconscious).
For further information visit the HSCIC Website
If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery.