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Changes to the way you order and collect repeat prescriptions

From Friday 12th July 2019 you will no longer be able to order your repeat medication on the prescription telephone line. When prescriptions are requested over the phone, mistakes are more likely due to either confusion with drug name pronunciation, or errors made when interpreting the verbal request.  Further information can be found in the Spring Newsletter.

 

Summary Care Record

SCRThere is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR), which will be used in emergency care.

The record will contain information about any medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

Why do I need a Summary Care Record?

Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.

Who can see it?

Your Summary Care Record will be available to authorised healthcare staff providing your care anywhere I England, but they will ask your permission before they look at it.  This means that if you have an accident or become ill, healthcare staff treating you will have immediate access to important information about your health.

How do I know if I have one?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete the form below and bring it along to the surgery.

If you need more time to make your choice please inform Reception.

If you do nothing we will assume that you are happy with these changes and create a Summary Care Record for you.  Children under 16 will automatically have a Summary Care Record created for them unless their parent or guardian chooses to opt them out.  If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 16 and feel that they are old enough to understand, then you should make this information available to them.

More Information

For more information talk to the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) (01524 583554), visit the NHS Care records website or telephone the dedicated NHS Summary Care Record Information Line on 0300 123 3020.

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