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Trust to go live NHS Summary Care Records

scrhelpa4Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is to go live with NHS Summary Care Records from Monday 6th March 2016 with the Trust’s Pharmacy Team having access to the electronic database.

The Summary Care Record is an electronic copy of key information from the record held at your GP Practice which will enable Trust staff to access SCR of patients that are involved in their care, unless patients have previously opted out of having an SCR.

SCR contains important information from GP records including medications, allergies and any bad reactions to medicines.

Patients will be asked if they give consent and are happy for staff to access their SCR to obtain relevant information to aid any care and treatment provided.

Any patients who do not wish their SCR to be viewed need to notice the professionals directly involved in their care. A note will be recorded on the BCPFT system and relevant paper records to ensure this request is fulfilled.

If a patient is unable to give consent, their care professional may access information if they feel it is at the patient’s best interests. 

To learn more about Summary Care Record please view the video playlist created by NHS Digital.