Delivering vital information to the point of care

Summary Care Records

The Summary Care Record (SCR) is an electronic record of important patient information, created from GP medical records. It can be seen and used by authorised staff in other areas of the health and care system involved in the patient’s direct care.

The SCR will hold information about a patient’s current medication, allergies and details of any previous bad reactions to medicines, together with key personal details such as name, address, date of birth and NHS number.

Having access to the Summary Care Record means that treatment in other settings can be given more quickly and is safer, with less risk of prescribing errors.

The SCR is created automatically through clinical systems in GP practices and uploaded to the NHS Spine. 98% of GP practices are now using this system.

Delivering vital information to the point of care

The Summary Care Record (SCR) is an electronic record of important patient information, created from GP medical records. It can be seen and used by authorised staff in other areas of the health and care system involved in the patient’s direct care.

The SCR will hold information about a patient’s current medication, allergies and details of any previous bad reactions to medicines, together with key personal details such as name, address, date of birth and NHS number.

Having access to the Summary Care Record means that treatment in other settings can be given more quickly and is safer, with less risk of prescribing errors.

The SCR is created automatically through clinical systems in GP practices and uploaded to the NHS Spine. 98% of GP practices are now using this system.