Wellington Medical Centre

Mantle Street, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 8BD

Summary Care Records

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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus
  • in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see coronavirus advice for travellers and a list of high risk countries on nhs.uk
  • you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

In Scotland call your GP or NHS 24 on 111 out of hours.
In Wales call 111 (if available in your area) or 0845 46 47.
In Northern Ireland call 111.

For region specific information and advice in:

Further information and details of how to self-isolate are available on nhs.uk.