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WE WILL BE MOVING TO A NEW CLINICAL SYSTEM IN MAY 2019 - THIS WILL BENEFIT THE PRACTICE WITH A MORE UP TO DATE CLINICAL SYSTEM.  PLEASE KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED FOR MORE INFORMATION. THANKS

**As of 02 April 2019 - our practice will be following the new guidance set out by NHS England regarding prescribing of medicines that you buy over the counter (from pharmacies or supermarkets etc.).  For further information, please click on our page in the Further Information Box on the right hand side of the screen. 

Summary Care Record

There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). 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.

 

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.

More Information

For further information visit the NHS Care records website

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