Patient Record

Sharing Your Medical Record

Information about your health and care helps the NHS to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services, and research new treatments. 

We would like to share your information with local health and care organisations so they can provide you with better services.

We would also like to share this data with Public Health, Clinical Commissioning Groups, and other government agencies so that we can better plan care for the whole population. You can choose not to have information about you shared or used for any purpose beyond providing your own treatment or care.  Either contact Reception or follow this link to get more information.

Summary Care Record

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

Access to SCR information means that care in other settings is safer, reducing the risk of prescribing errors. It also helps avoid delays to urgent care.

At a minimum, the SCR holds important information about:

  • current medication
  • allergies and details of any previous bad reactions to medicines
  • the name, address, date of birth and NHS number of the patient

The patient can also choose to include additional information in the SCR, such as details of long-term conditions, significant medical history, or specific communication needs. For further information, visit NHS Health Records.

When you register with us an SCR will be created automatically, unless you have chosen to opt out. You can get an opt-out form here.