The Summary Care Record is a type of secure, electronic patient record which is currently being introduced in England. It allows the sharing of limited information about a patient with other health professionals. This information is limited to your medications, allergies and other adverse reactions to drugs. A Summary Care Record will be generated automatically unless you withhold your consent.
(If you have any concerns or require further information please ask at reception for the leaflets, ‘Your Health Information, Confidentiality And The NHS Care Records Service’ and ‘The NHS Care Record Guarantee for England’ or contact the website www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk.)