Summary Care Records (SCR)
The NHS is changing how patient information is stored and shared in England, to provide better care for patients. SCRs provide healthcare professionals treating patients in different care settings with faster access to key clinical information.
The NHS in England is using an electronic record called the Summary Care Record (SCR) to support patient care.
Discover the number of ways summary care records improve the quality of patient care.
Find out useful SCR guidance, including how to create and maintain Summary Care Records.
A simple and more efficient way to update SCRs is now available. Learn more.
Find out more about the implementation of SCR viewing in all community pharmacies in England.
Implementing the Summary Care Record (SCR) into the NHS as a patient service is a two-stage process.