Barnfield Hill Surgery

Summary Care Record

There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic 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 the Doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they chose to prescribe for you.

Do I have to have a Summary care Record?

  • While it is recommended to have a SCR it is not compulsory. If you would like to ‘opt out’ of having a summary care record you can do so by completing an Opt Out form which is available from Reception.

It is also possible to add more detail to your SCR, for example your illnesses and any health problems, operations and vaccinations, how you would like to be treated, and who should be contacted for more information about you. If you think you may like to add other information to your summary care record you can discuss further with Reception.


Date published: 28th February, 2019
Date last updated: 28th February, 2019