6 Privacy Notice: Summary Care Record


Provides a summary of your data that can be accessed elsewhere in the NHS.

What are my Options?

You have the right to object to our sharing your data in these circumstances and you can ask your GP to block uploads.

What is the impact?

Opting out would mean that if you are treated elsewhere in the NHS, for example in A&E, without a SCR record those treating you would not have any record of allergies or medication.

The Summary Care Record consists of a basic medical record held on a central government database on every patient registered with a GP surgery in England.

The basic data is automatically extracted from our systems and uploaded to the central system.  GPs are required by their contract with the NHS to allow this upload.

The basic upload consists of current medication, allergies and details of any previous bad reactions to medicines, the name, address, date of birth and NHS number of the patient.

The Summary Care Record can be expanded with addition detailed data but this will not happen unless you specifically request the data be added and provide your consent.

Summary Care Records can only be viewed within the NHS on NHS smartcard controlled screens or by organisation, such as pharmacies, contracted to the NHS.

You can find out more about the SCR here.