Summary Care Record
Your patient record is held securely and confidentially on the electronic system at your GP practice. If you require treatment in another NHS healthcare setting such as an Emergency Department, Minor Injury Unit or Out of Hours Service. 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 Emergency Care Summary
The information will be used only by authorised health care professionals directly involved in your care.
If you would like to opt out, please contact us via the home page of the website.
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 health care settings, including urgent care, community care and outpatient departments.
- Your current medications
- Any allergies you have
- Any bad reactions you have had to medicines