Summary Care Record (SCR)

Summary Care Records (SCR) are an electronic record of important patient information, created from GP medical records. They can be seen and used by authorised staff in other areas of the health and care system involved in the patient’s direct care.

If you wish to view your Summary Care Record, or have a copy of all, or part of your medical record, you will be asked to complete an application form (Subject Access Request) explaining exactly what information you require and in what format.

Requests for access can be made verbally but a form will need to be completed, and a receptionist will have to check photographic ID. There is no charge for copying records, or issuing online access, but the practice may charge a reasonable fee for requests for further copies of the same information.