About your Summary Care Record 

A Summary Care Record is an electronic record used by the NHS in England to support patient care. It contains your demographic details (name, address, date of birth), your unique NHS number, and your list of medications and any allergies.  


Allowing authorised healthcare staff to have access to your Summary Care Record can help to improve communication and avoid mistakes, for example a hospital doctor would know that a patient was allergic to penicillin when the GP surgery was closed. Healthcare staff will have access to this information, so that they can provide safer care, whenever or wherever you need it, anywhere in England. 

Who can see my Summary Care Record?

Healthcare staff who have access to your Summary Care Record must be directly involved in your care, have a unique NHS Smartcard, and their details are recorded every time they view your record. Where possible they will ask your permission before viewing your record.  

If you choose to opt out of the Summary Care Record, you need to let us know by completing this
opt out form and returning it to us.

For more information, please contact us or see the HSCIC  website: