Cricketfield Surgery

Cricketfield Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2AS

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Summary Care Record

There is a Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

Why do I need a Summary Care Record?

Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.

Who can see it?

Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record.

How do I know if I have one?

More than 96% of the population have an SCR 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.

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.

You can also consent to have an enhanced summary care record.  By filling in the following form and returning to us, you can set the level of access and information you wish to have.

NHS sharing your patient data

More Information

For further information visit the NHS Care records website or the HSCIC Website

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  • Monday
    08:00 - 18:00
  • Tuesday
    08:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday
    08:00 - 18:00
  • Thursday
    08:00 - 18:00
  • Friday
    08:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday
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  • Sunday
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