Patient Data Sharing

We are introducing Summary Care Records to improve the safety and quality of patient care.

The Summary Care Record is an electronic record which will give healthcare staff faster, easier access to essential information about you.

For more information about Summary Care Records please copy and paste website address below into your web address from the internet

If you would like to opt-out please fill out the form under ‘Our Documents’ page.

What Does it Mean if I do not Have Summary Care Record?

NHS healthcare staff caring for you may not be aware of your current medications, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had, in order to treat you safely in an emergency.

Your records will stay as they are now with information being shared by letter, email, fax or phone. If you have any questions, or if you want to discuss your choices, please:

• Phone the Summary Care Record Information Line on 0300 123 3020;

• Contact your local Patient Advice Liaison Service (PALS); or

• Contact your GP practice.

National Data Opt-Out

The National Data Opt-out is there to give the public the choice as to whether their confidential patient information is shared for research and planning.

For further information and questions and answers section, please go to  or NHS Digital Contact Center on 0300 303 5678.