Summary Care Record – your emergency care summary

The NHS in England is introducing the Summary Care Record (SCR) which will be used in emergency care. The  SCR is being rolled out into the High Peak area from 8th March 2012.

The record will contain information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had to ensure that those caring for you have enough information to treat you safely.

Your SCR will be available to authorised healthcare staff providing your care anywhere in England, but they will always ask your permission before they look at it. This means that if you have an accident, or become ill, healthcare staff treating you will have immediate access to important information about your health.

The Doctors at Stewart Medical Centre are supporting Summary Care records. If you would like a SCR then you do not need to do anything. If you do not want to have a SCR then please complete and opt out form which is available from the surgery and hand it to a member of our team.

For more information visit the website www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk or contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 0800 032 3235

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