Summary Care Records

Lakenham Surgery is a summary care record (SCR) practice. The NHS is currently modernising the way that patients health information is both stored and managed with part of this process being the introduction of summary care records (SCR).

The SCR is a secure electronic summary of your key health information and will improve the quality of healthcare delivered to you in the NHS, especially in urgent and unscheduled care situations (like A&E or out of hours care) where often little, or no, patient information would be available to guide health care professionals.

Opt in/out

Clinicians who are treating you will be able to access those parts of your records that they are allowed to see whenever they need it to provide you with care. If you are happy for a summary care record to be created, you don’t need to do anything; your records will automatically become part of the summary care record. If not, you can opt out at any time.

Further information

Further information is available from the Advisers are available on weekdays between 09:00-17:00.