It is important the your medical record is available when and where you need it.
You may feel, especially if you have an extensive or complicated medical history, that it is very important for some of your medical information to be available if you were on holiday away from the practice area and are taken ill or need to be admitted to hospital. Having your Summary Care Record (SCR) available will help anyone treating you when they do not have access to your full medical record. It could improve the safety and efficiency of the care and treatment you receive away from home. Health care professionals would have access to specific information from your medical record about any medication you may be taking and any recorded allergy or sensitivity to drugs or medications.
Your SCR is automatically updated on at least a daily basis to ensure that your information is as up to date as it can possible be. If you do not wish your medical records to be available in this way then you will need to let us know so that we can update your record accordingly.
The practice clinical system is fully compliant with SCR.