Summary Care Record


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Summary Care Record

An electronic record which will give healthcare staff faster and easier access to essential patient information to ensure safe treatment of patients who relocate in A&E after their GP’s practice is closed. SCRs are not obligatory and patients may opt out of providing information; children will automatically have an SCR made for them.
 
Components of SCR
Diseases from which the patient is suffering and type of treatment being given; drug prescriptions; known allergies.
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According to the tender, "It is essential that these clinicians are supported by the availability of clinical records such as Summary Care Record (SCR) and ESCR as well as electronic prescribing and other locally available systems.
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.
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.
For example, we have the Spine, which connects over 20,000 health and care organisations together and stores vital information such as demographic data, access permissions for all of the professionals working across the service and the summary care record.
Dr Lawson said: "The summary care record is about using information intel-ligently to support patients' care, for example in accident and emergency departments or hospital out-patient departments.
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.
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 solution is one of the only fully compliant NHS111 systems in England that is also approved to access NHS Personal Demographics Service and the Summary Care Record.
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.