Summary Care Records

Summary Care Record (SCR)

The NHS Summary Care Record (SCR) is an electronic summary of key clinical information (including medicines, allergies and adverse reactions) about a patient, sourced from the GP record. It is used by authorised healthcare professionals, with the patient’s consent, to support their care and treatment. Where a patient and their doctor wish to add additional information to the patient’s Summary Care Record, this may be added with the explicit consent of the patient.More than 96% of the population have an SCR and it is already being successfully used in many settings across the NHS, such as A&E departments, hospital pharmacies, NHS 111 and GP out of hours services and walk in centres.

For more information on the following please click here to visit PSNC:

  1. Overview (including SCR calculator information)
  2. Preparing to access SCR
  3. Using SCR
  4. The future development of SCR
  5. Key SCR resources
  6. Smartcards
  7. Funding and allowances


Guidance for locums can be found under the Using SCR section, click the link above.

Registration Authority:


For information on:

  • New cards
  • Sponsor enquiries
  • RA agents

Please contact:

Smartcard Services, YHCS, Health House, Grange Park Lane, Willerby, Hull, HU10 6DT

Tel: 08451 226 111


For more information on Smartcards, please click here to visit our Smartcard page.