NHS England requires practices to enable successful automated uploads of any changes to patient's summary information, at least on a daily basis, to the summary care record (SCR), or have published plans in place to chieve this by 31st March 2015.
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 a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.
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?
Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP
Do I have to have one?
No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.
Ashby Turn Primary Care Centre confirm that unless you have 'opted out' of having a summary care record (SCR) created, your summary care recored (SCR) is automatically updated on at least a daily basis, to ensure your information is as up to date as it can be.
For further information visit the NHS Care records website or the HSCIC Website