Summary Care Record

Summary Care Record (SCR)

The Summary Care Record (SCR) is a programme of work to allow visibility of  key GP information about you shown to people who care for you in urgent and emergency care settings. The information in stored on a central database called spine.
It is being led by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).
Others who care for you need to have smart card to log on to see your details. Every time they log on their details are recorded and they are shown information that is needed for your care when you see them.
For more information of SCR NHS UK SCR. and SCR Leaflet

Information included

1. Personal data such as name, address, age, telephone numbers.
2. Information about allergies, reactions to medicine.
3. Any known long term medical conditions, medications you  are on and test results.
4. Life style information that may be clinically relevant such as smoking, alcohol use and weight.
5. Consultation notes, hospital discharge records, and any follow-up appointments arranged.

SCR Consent

If you do not opt out, it is implied you give consent for information to be uploaded to the spine.
To opt out you have to complete SCR optout form and return it to the surgery.
SCR is automatically created for children aged 9 months to 15 years, as their consent is not required. If you do not want your children included on the spine, you must discuss it with your GP, but ultimately it is the GP’s decision, because of their duty of care to the child.