The NHS in England is introducing the Summary Care Record, which will be used in emergency care.
The record will contain information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had to ensure those caring for you have enough information to treat you safely. Also, if you specifically choose to do so, your Summary Care Record can hold other information you have agreed with your GP Practice to have included.
Your Summary Care Record will be available to authorised healthcare staff providing your care anywhere in England, but they will ask your permission before they look at it. This means that if you have an Accident or become ill, the doctors treating you will have immediate access to important information about your health.
Your GP practice is supporting Summary Care Records and as a patient you have a choice:
• YES I would like a Summary Care Record containing details of my medications, allergies and any bad reactions to medications I have had
• YES I would like a Summary Care Record containing details of my medications, allergies and any bad reactions to medications I have had AND any other information that I have agreed with my GP Practice to have included in my Summary Care Records
• NO I do not want a Summary Care Record
If you know that a Summary Care Record was created for you by your previous GP Practice, we would still be grateful if you could complete this form to confirm your current choice.
Click here to download the Summary Care Record Form