A summary care record contains information from the medical record held at the practice, namely details of medications prescribed, allergies and any adverse reactions you have previously had to medications.
Your summary care record also includes your name, address, date of birth and your unique NHS number to help identify you correctly.
Your summary care record is available nationally to other health professionals, allowing authorised healthcare staff to have access to this information when patients are being cared for in an emergency situation or when their GP practice is closed.
Please note that by default, all patients are automatically included in the summary care record unless they are specifically opt out. If you wish to opt out, please speak to a receptionist.
You can telephone the NHS Digital information line on 0300 303 5678 or visit their website, https://digital.nhs.uk/summary-care-records for more information.