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.
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.
You can choose to have additional information included in your Summary Care Record which can enhance the care you receive. This information includes
- Your illness and health problems.
- Operations and vaccinations you have had in the past.
- How you would like to be treated - such as where you prefer to receive care.
- What support you might need.
- Who should be contacted for more information about you.
If you would like this information adding to your Summary Care Record (or the SCR of someone you care for) then please complete this form and pass to our reception staff or email it to us at email@example.com
Enhanced Summary Care Record Consent Form
NHS Summary Care Record and NHS Diabetes Audit
Download the opt out form >>>>
Primary Care Services at Emergency Departments
Your GP surgery is working together with hospitals in Leeds to make sure you receive the care you need, when you need it. This means that if you ever need to go to the Accident and Emergency Department in a Leeds hospital, the doctor who sees you will be able to see your GP health record to determine the best way to help you.
If you have any questions about how your health record is used, please contact reception staff.