What is the Summary Care record?
The NHS Summary Care Record has been introduced to help deliver better and safer care and give you more choice about who you share your healthcare information with.
The Summary Care Record contains basic information about:
- Any allergies you may have
- Current medication
- Adverse reactions
- Additional information
The intention is to help clinicians in A & E Departments and ‘Out of Hours’ health services to give you safe, timely and effective treatment. Clinicians will only be allowed to access your record if they are authorised to do so and, even then, only if you give your express permission. You will be asked if healthcare staff can look at your Summary Care Record every time they need to, unless it is an emergency, for instance if you are unconscious. You can refuse if you think access is unnecessary.
Over time, health professionals treating you may add details about any health problems and summaries of your care. Every time further information is added to your record, you will be asked if you agree (explicit consent).
To add or change your consent preferences, please download, complete and return the Summary Care Agreement Form for your records to be updated.
Children Under the Age of 16
Patients under 16 years will not receive this form, but will have a Summary Care Record created for them unless their GP surgery is advised otherwise. If you are the parent or guardian of a child then please either make this information available to them or decide and act on their behalf. Ask the surgery for additional forms if you want to opt them out.
- If you are happy for a Summary Care Record to be set up for you then you need take no further action.
- If you wish to opt-out of the summary care record, please click here, complete the form and return it to us.
Local Shared Health Record
Tavyside Health Centre are now live with the Local Shared Health Record initiative. This will mean that other local healthcare professionals will be able to see your medical records when they are providing you with care. All patients have the choice of opting out of this initiative.
To opt out please click here to complete the necessary form and return it to the surgery.
For more information on the initiative please click here or head to www.newdevonccg.nhs.uk