Your Emergency Care Summary

Summary Care Records: Your emergency care summaryThe Summary Care Record (SCR) is a national system available to the  NHS staff  caring for you anywhere in England. It contains the following information to support your care in an emergency:

  • Any medicines you are taking
  • Any allergies you have
  • And any bad reactions to medicines you have had

In England, over 10 million patients already have a Summary Care Record. If you decide you also want a Summary Care Record, you do not need to do anything. It will happen automatically.

How Will This Benefit Me?

Healthcare staff will have quicker access to essential information such as prescriptions and any allergies you have so they can provide more effective care.

In an emergency you may not always be able to provide doctors and nurses with the information they need to give you the right treatment; you may not remember the name of your current medication or the allergies you have or you could arrive in A&E unconscious. A Summary Care Record will ensure you receive safe and effective treatment quickly in these kinds of situations.

If you have an accident and are away from home, healthcare staff will be able to access your Summary Care Record to help treat you more effectively and efficiently.

Find Out More

For more information please read the leaflet available at your GP surgery.