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Summary Care Records

NHS Summary Care Record:

You already have a summary care record (SCR) created from information help by your GP.

Your SCR has important informtion about your health:

  • Medicines you take
  • Allergies you have
  • Medicines that will make you ill

Doctors and nurses can look at it to help them treat you safely and quickly.

You might need to see a doctor or nurse who does not know you.

If they do not know about your care, your SCR could:

  • Stop them making a mistake because they can see your medicines, allergies or what medicines make you ill
  • Help them see your information straight away because it is stored on computers

You can choose

You can choose to have other useful information added to your SCR, including:

  • Your illnesses and any health problems
  • Operations and vaccinations you have had in the past
  • How you would like to be treated
  • What support you might need
  • Who to contact for more information about you

What to do next

Talk to your GP practice about adding other useful information and they will add it to your SCR and keep it up to date for you.

If there is any information you don't want adding, or you don't want an SCR at all, let your GP practice know.

For more information

  • Talk to staff at your GP practice
  • Call 0300 303 5678
  • Visit

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