The Glebe Practice participates in the NHS Summary Care Record (SCR). This scheme is a means by which NHS organisations and departments such as GP surgeries, A&E departments and Out of Hours services can share and access vital core information about a patient. The information is stored electronically at a confidential, controlled, central location and contains details regarding medication, allergies and adverse reactions. SCRs are automatically generated unless the patient opts out of the scheme.
NHS SCRs are important in helping emergency departments identify patient’s needs and decide how to appropriately treat them, particularly when time scale is an issue and when the GP surgery is closed and information cannot be obtained via telephone or fax.
There are four types of SCR status:
Implied consent for medication, allergies, and adverse reactions only – this is the default setting for all patients at the start of the scheme
Express consent for medication, allergies, and adverse reactions only – this is set when a patient gives their consent for the practice to share their core medication and allergy information
Express consent for medication, allergies, adverse reactions, AND additional information – this is set when a patient gives their consent for the practice to share their core information AND additional information regarding diagnoses and care plans
Express dissent (opted out) – Patient does not want a Summary Care Record – this is set when a patient does not give consent for the practice to share any information or upload a SCR
SCRs are uploaded daily or whenever a patient’s medical record is altered to keep the SCR information current and up-to-date.
If you are unaware of your SCR status or wish to opt out please let a receptionist or clinician know and the practice’s administration team will change your preference.