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. Click the link below which explains this
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, or you are away from home and need care.
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 and any follow up actions that maybe required.
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? Do I have to have one?
You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by asking at reception.
No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete an opt out form – this can be obtained it the surgery.
For further information visit the http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/scr or collect an information leaflet on SCRs from reception.