The Summary Care Record (SCR) is a programme of work to allow visibility of key GP information about you shown to people who care for you in urgent and emergency care settings. The information in stored on a central database called spine. It is being led by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). Others who care for you need to have smart card to log on to see your details. Every time they log on their details are recorded and they are shown information that is needed for your care when you see them.
- Personal data such as name, address, age, telephone numbers.
- Information about allergies, reactions to medicine.
- Any known long term medical conditions, medications you are on and test results.
- Life style information that may be clinically relevant such as smoking, alcohol use and weight.
- Consultation notes, hospital discharge records, and any follow-up appointments arranged.
Dr Emyr Wyn Jones (Clinical Ambassador – National Implementation)
Dr Jones talks about how using the Summary Care Record improves patient experience of healthcare delivery and also improves the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of patient care.
Watch this small video below:
View the following video to understand more about how the Summary Care Record (SCR) works if emergency access to the record is needed: