Summary Care Records (SCR)/National Care Records Service (NCRS)

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 to support their care and treatment. More than 96% of the population have an SCR because they have not opted out 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. The SCR differs from Shared Care Records (ShCR); ShCRs include additional information and from additional settings.

The SCRa application portal is being replaced by the National Care Records Service (NCRS) portal during 2023. From now until around Autumn 2023, both the SCRa portal and the NCRS portal are expected to be accessible.

Visit CPE for more info on the following:

  • The new NCRS portal (updated April 2023)
  • Smartcards & multi-sites
  • SCR with Additional Information
  • SCR contents
  • Training, guidance and access
  • Using SCR
  • SCR/NCRS 1-click integrations
  • Consent model
  • Governance person and auditing
  • Patient communications
  • Patient access to SCR info
  • Stats
  • Escalation & NHS-management
  • Top tips & vids
  • COVID updates/codes
  • Future developments
  • Regulatory
  • FAQs
  • Further info

Registration Authority:

Humber Area – (North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull CCG):
RA Provider: N3i
Phone:  0300 002 0001
Self Service Portal –