Summary Care Records (SCR)

The NHS Summary Care Record (SCR) is an electronic summary of key clinical information (including medicines, allergies and adverse reactions) about a patient, sourced from the GP record.

It is used by authorised healthcare professionals to support their care and treatment. More than 96% of the population have an SCR because they have not opted out and it is already being successfully used in many settings across the NHS, such as A&E departments, hospital pharmacies, NHS 111 and GP out of hours services and walk in centres. The SCR differs from Shared Care Records (ShCR); ShCRs include additional information and from additional settings.

For all information on Summary Care Records please see PSNC HERE, page includes:

  • COVID updates/codes
  • Shielded Patient List (SPL) and flag
  • Smartcards & multi-sites
  • SCR with Additional Information
  • SCR contents
  • Training, guidance and access
  • Using SCR
  • SCR 1-click & system integration
  • Consent model
  • Governance person and auditing
  • Patient communications
  • Patient access to SCR info
  • Stats
  • Escalation & NHS-management
  • Top tips & vids
  • Future developments
  • Regulatory
  • FAQs
  • Further info

To view the Summary Care Record information on NHS Digital, please see HERE

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The below factsheet provides pharmacy contractors, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with the ongoing criteria required to go live with SCR and continue to use it. Criteria relates to both the pharmacy as well as the person accessing – PSNC Briefing: Summary Care Record (SCR) implementation checklist

If you have any queries please contact:

scrpharmacy@nhs.net