Summary Care Record

Your patient record is held securely and confidentially on the electronic system. If you require treatment in another NHS healthcare setting such as Emergency Department or Minor Injury Unit, those treating you would be better able to give you appropriate care if some of the information from the GP Practice were available to them.

This information can now be shared electronically via: The Summary Care Record used nationally across England.

The information will be used only by authorised health care professionals directly involved in your care. Your permission will be asked before the information is accessed, unless the clinician is unable to ask you and there is clinical reason for access.

If you would like to opt-out, please fill in the below form and return to reception.

A parent or guardian can request to opt-out children under 16 but ultimately it is the GP’s decision whether to create the records or not, because of their duty of care to the child. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 16 and feel that they are able to understand, then you should make this information available to them.

Who has access?

Across all healthcare settings including Urgent Care, community care and outpatient departments in England.

Information Source

GP record


  • Your current medications
  • Any allergies you have
  • Any bad reactions you have had to medicines
  • Additional information (upon request to your GP)

For more information visit:

Summary Care Record – NHS Digital