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Important Notice - New Phone System

We are (through necessity) having a new phone system installed on the Monday 16th September 2019. There will inevitably be some disruption to our normal service whilst the installation is taking place and our staff get to grips with the new way of working. Please be patient with us. The system will have several benefits to our patients and staff including a ‘Queuebuster’ facility which lets you know where you are in the queue and will even call you back if there is a long wait. We are hoping normal operation will be resumed very quickly following installation.

Summary Care Record

There is a new 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?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP

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.

More Information

For further information visit the NHS Care records website or  Summary Care Records (SCR) - information for patients - NHS Digital for details on how to opt out.



 
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