If you decide to have a summary care record it will contain important information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.
Giving healthcare staff access to this information can prevent mistakes being made when caring for you in an emergency or when your GP practice is closed.
Your summary care record will also include your name, address, date of birth and your unique NHS number to help identify you correctly.
You may want to add other details about your care to your summary care record. This will only happen if you ask for the information to be included. You should discuss this with healthcare staff treating you.
Further information can be located from the following:
• NHS website
• Summary Care Record Patient Leaflet and Opt Out Form can be located on this website.