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Summary Care Record & My Care Record

Summary Care Record

There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

 

Why do I need a Summary Care Record?

Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.

Who can see it?

Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record. 

How do I know if I have one?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.

More Information

For further information visit the NHS Care records website

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My Care Record

Your patient record is held securely and confidentially on the electronic system at your GP practice. If you require attention from a health or social care professional such as an Emergency Department, Minor Injury Unit, social worker, or Out of Hours location, those treating you would be better able to give you appropriate care if some of the information from the GP practice was available to them. My Care Record is a new local system that allows this information to be shared electronically via My Care Record.

In all cases, the information will only be used by authorised health and social care professionals in Buckinghamshire based organisations involved in your direct care. Your permission will be asked before the information is accessed, unless the health and social care user is unable to ask you and there is a clinical reason for access, which will then be logged.

For further information please visit Buckinghamshire CCG website

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