Summary Care Record
Your Summary Care Record will contain important information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines that you have had.
Giving healthcare staff access to this information can prevent mistakes being made when caring for you in an emergency or when your GP practice is closed.
Your Summary Care Record will also include your name, address, date of birth and your unique NHS Number to help identify you correctly.
You may want to add other details about your care to your Summary Care Record. This will only happen if you ask for the information to be included. You should discuss your wishes with the healthcare staff treating you.Click here to view a leaflet containing more information.
You can choose not to have a Summary Care Record. You need to let your GP practice know by filling in and returning an opt-out form.Click here to download an opt-out form.
Your records are held in strict confidence
NHS staff keep records about your health and the care you receive in order to provide a safe and effective health service.
Other agencies and organizations involved in your care will have access to your records too (with minimum information given).
Your information will not be disclosed to third parties without your consent unless it is required by law or the health or safety of others is compromised. If you do not wish your information to be shared, please let us know so that we can add this to your medical record.
We are one of the Richmond GP practices sharing information with NHS Richmond to help plan and deliver excellent patient care now and in the future.
We use the electronic patient records we hold.
We will not be using personal details. Only anonymous information about prescriptions and diagnoses is shared.
Safeguards are in place to keep your data safe in accordance with the Data Protection Act and Caldicott Principles.