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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Initially, your Summary Care Record (SCR) will include information such as allergies, prescriptions and whether you've had any bad reactions to medicines.
The summary care record will mean key information such as allergies, current prescriptions and any previous bad reactions to medicines can be accessed by healthcare professionals in hospitals, other health centres and minor injury units.
Everyone aged over 16 and registered with a practice in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland will receive information packs over the next two weeks telling them about Summary Care Records (SCR) and their rights.
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.
The biggest myth of all when it comes to the Summary Care Record is that "the information is only accessible by staff directly involved in a patient's treatment.
Of course, if patients do want to opt-out, they can do so over the next six weeks, or at any time after their Summary Care Record has been created.
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.
A survey in Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland asked GPs and practice managers to consider whether they would allow themselves to become part of the Summary Care Record.
The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs offer financial payments to healthcare providers who can demonstrate they are making "meaningful use" of certified EHR technology by meeting certain objectives ranging from recording patient information as structured data to exchanging summary care records with other providers.