A file - a Summary Care Record
- will automatically be created within 12 weeks of the letter being sent unless consent is withheld.
More information is available from the Summary Care Record
Information Line on 0300 123 3020, from the Patient Advice and Liaison Service on 0800 032 0202 or at www.nhscarerecords.
A review concluded the Summary Care Record
-which is a secure electronic record containing importantpatientinformation such as medication, allergies and past adverse reactions - could make all the difference to ensuring safe treatment for patients who need emergency care.
However in this case, the patient's summary care record
shows he or she is allergic to this drug.
Last week, more people's medical details were added to the Summary Care Record
system than in any single week to date - a total of 132,000.
I READ with interest your article on the Summary Care Record
('Row over start of electronic patient records' Examiner, July 3).
All patients will automatically have a Summary Care Record
created for them unless they opt out before the deadline - but they can still have their record removed at a future date.
PATIENTS in the NHS Tees area will soon receive improved and more efficient healthcare services with the introduction of the NHS Summary Care Record
. The Summary Care Record
will enable health professionals to access the patient's vital health information via a secure electronic system; ensuring essential information is at hand during treatment, ultimately delivering better and safer care.
The summary care record
(SCR) will contain essential information on a patientEUROs allergies, current medications and any previous bad reactions to medicines to assist clinicians treating them.
He said: "The summary care record
allows quick access to patient information.