Summary Care Record

We keep your health information (your NHS care records) on a secure computer system. This means that Doctors, Nurses and other Health Professionals at the practice have the information they need to help them make decisions about your care.

If you consent: we can share your health information securely between the NHS services you are registered with, such as different hospital departments. This means that all clinical staff caring for you can see your health information and are able to provide safer, quicker and better care for you. If there is a particular consultation that you not wish other services to see, you can ask the doctor to keep that private. 

If you do not consent: we can not share your health information with the other NHS services providing your care. You will have to ensure that these other services have all important information they may need about you. 

Your Summary Care record can be accessed by healthcare staff involved in providing your care, it  will contain information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had to ensure those caring for you have enough information to treat you safely. 


Your Summary Care Record will be available to authorised healthcare staff providing your care anywhere in England, but they will ask your permission before they look at it, unless this is imposible for example if you are unconscious.  This means that if you have an accident or become ill, the doctors treating you will have immediate access toimportant information about your health.

The Crookes Practice practice is supporting Summary Care Records and as a patient you have a choice: 

• Yes I would like a Summary Care Record – you do not need to do anything and a Summary Care Record will be created for you. 
 No I do not want a Summary Care Record – Please complete the form and hand it to a member of practice staff.

 Opt out form/sites/default/files/kcfinder/optout.pdf

Every patient will have a Summary Care record created unless they choose to opt out, you can change your mind at any time by informing us. If you do nothing we will assume that you are happy for us to create a Summary Care Record for you. Children under 16 will automatically have a Summary Care Record created for them unless their parent or guardian chooses to opt them out.  New patients who have opted out at a previous practice still need to complete a form for their new practice.