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NHS Summary Care Records

files_5You have a choice to make

Summary Care Records are being introduced in this practice. A Summary Care Record is an electronic record containing key health information, which can be made available to NHS healthcare staff caring for you in an emergency or when this practice is closed.

Your choices are detailed below:

  • Yes - I would like a Summary Care Record

You do not need to do anything and a Summary Care record will be made for you

  •  No - I do not want a Summary Care Record  

An opt out form is available at reception. Please complete the form and hand it to the  receptionist. Your existing health record at this practice will continue to be used as it is now.

  • If you are still unsure

Ask for a leaflet at reception which provides more information to help you decide. You can also 'phone the Summary Care Record Information Line on 0300 123 3020 or visit the website at

If you are visually challenged, there is an audio CD available from reception as well as a Braille leaflet which both contain all the key information regarding your NHS Summary Care Record choices.

If you have previously chosen to opt out of the Summary Care Record system but have now changed your mind, please ask for an opt in form at reception.

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