Summary Care Record (SCR)
As the data controller responsible for your medical records, we have a number of legal responsibilities. If you would like to know some more about these and further information on who we share your data with and why, please CLICK HERE.
There is a new national NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). The Summary Care Record is meant to help emergency doctors and nurses help you when you contact them when the surgery is closed. Initially, it will contain just your medications, allergies and adverse reactions.
Additional medical information may be uploaded in the future by specific agreement between you and your GP on an individual basis.
Your information will be extracted from practices such as ours and held on central NHS databases.
As with all new systems there are pros and cons to think about. When you speak to an emergency doctor you might overlook something that is important and if they have access to your medical record it might avoid mistakes or problems, although even then, you should be asked to give your consent each time a member of NHS Staff wishes to access your record, unless you are medically unable to do so.
On the other hand, you may have strong views about sharing your personal information and wish to keep your information at the level of this practice. Connecting for Health (CfH), the government agency responsible for the Summary Care Record have agreed with doctors’ leaders that new patients registering with this practice should be able to decide whether or not their information is uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System.
For existing patients it is different in that it is assumed that you want your record uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System unless you actively opt out
Why do I need a Summary Care Record?
Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.
This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.
Who can see it?
Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record.
How do I know if I have one?
Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP
Do I have to have one?
No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.
For further information visit the NHS Care records website or the HSCIC Website
Please print and return the form below to notify us if you wih to opt out of sharing your data:
Patient opt out form
Hampshire Health Record
There is a local NHS Computer System called the Hampshire Health Record (HHR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had and any care plans that are in place for you.
To find out more about this database go to Hampshire Health Record
If you would prefer that we did not share your records locally in this way please use one fo these options to Opt Out:
1. via the website at www.hantshealthrecord.nhs.uk/contact-us
2. via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
3. on the phone at 0300 123 1519