NHS Worcestershire started its Public Information Programme on the 29 March 2010. All Worcestershire residents over the age of 16 will receive an information pack explaining what the National Summary Care Record (SCR) system will entail. Please read this leaflet carefully.
This information Programme will last a minimum of 12 weeks, allowing patients sufficient time to decide if they wish to have a Summary Care Record (SCR) created.
People will have a summary care record (SCR) created automatically, unless they specifically tell their medical practice they do not want one, by signing the relevant form. The following link takes the user to a page from which the opt out form can be down loaded.
Further information on the Summary care Record is available from www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk
Alternatively further information is available by ringing 0845 603 8510.
The Local Medical Committee suggests that Practices should tell patients that it is a personal decision whether or not to have an SCR, and is not something practices can advise on.