Summary Care Record Opt Out
Please note that (Summary Care Record (SCR) is not the same as the Type 1 Opt-out that has recently been publicised in the media. SCR is only utilised for the purposes of your care as an individual patient. If you would like to exercise your right to opt-out of data gathering for the purposes of wider healthcare planning and research, please refer to our NHS Data Sharing Opt-Out news post.
Your Summary Care Record contains important information from the record held by your GP practice and includes details of any medicines you are taking, any allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines that you have previously experienced. Your Summary Care Record also includes your name, address, date of birth and your unique NHS Number to help identify you correctly. As part of a mandatory national programme each GP Practice had to make a summary care record for each patient by March 2015 (unless the patient has already opted out). You can choose to opt out of this scheme at any time.
If you wish to opt out of the Summary Care Record scheme please complete the opt out form below.