This brings us to the topic of this week’s blog: the Summary Care Record. Here are some of the most asked questions about SCR that we receive:
In this blog, we’ve set out to definitively answer these questions, and provide a comprehensive overview of the Summary Care Record.
As its name implies, the Summary Care Record is an electronic record containing a summary of important patient information unique to you, created from your GP records.
Some of the information contained in the SCR includes:
Roughly 98% of GP Surgeries in England use the SCR system, so unless you have personally chosen to opt out at some point, chances are that you already have an SCR that has been created automatically.
The SCR may also contain extra information, called “Additional Information”. This mostly applies to patients with long-term chronic health conditions. Additional information adds more comprehensive data about medical history, reasons for taking medication, immunisations, etc.
The SCR provides crucial information that helps ensure that healthcare providers provide you with the safest possible service.
Access to better medical information about you allows healthcare professionals to reduce the risk of prescribing errors and avoid delays to any urgent care.
At Phlo, we ask for permission to access your SCR as it enables our pharmacists to provide you with a safe and effective pharmacy service.
Only our Phlo pharmacists have access to your SCR.
At Phlo Digital Pharmacy, we recognise and treat data security with the utmost importance and respect. Our online pharmacy has implemented the most stringent of data protection and security protocols across our organisation.
Additionally, data within the SCR is protected by the NHS through secure technology and strict information governance rules and procedures.
To learn more about the SCR, you can access an official NHS resource here.
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