Dr Cole & Partners


Waterside & Blackfield GP Surgery   

Waterside (Hythe) & Blackfield Health Centres

Update Your Summary Care Record Status

Summary Care Record is a record that will contain important information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines that you have had. This does not include diagnosis or procedures. Giving healthcare staff across the NHS access to this information can prevent mistakes being made when caring for you in an emergency or when your GP practice is closed.

Summary Care Record with Additional Information, as above but includes

significant medical history (past and present)

reason for medication

anticipatory care information (such as information about the management of long term conditions)

communication preferences

end of life care information


Patient groups who benefit most from including additional information in their SCR:

patients planning for end of life, who can use SCRs to share information about their preferences, Lasting Power of Attorney and advance decisions

frail patients and those on the 'Avoiding Unplanned Admissions' (AUA) register, who can use SCR to give out of hours or emergency health care staff more complete information, making unwanted admission less likely

patients with long term conditions

patients eligible for flu vaccinations

those with dementia or learning disabilities

patients with physical, sensory or other disabilities, who can benefit from recording any specific needs, for example communication needs, so that health and care staff can make reasonable adjustments

non-English speakers

patients with carers whose details they want to share or who have appointed someone to have Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney

patients with specific care preferences

Please complete and submit the below form to inform the surgery of your preference.

Please tick one box below to state your Summary Care Record status preference:

Please tick this box to confirm that you are acting on your own behalf

Please tick this box before submission to acknowledge that this form is being sent un encrypted via the world wide web

If you are not happy to tick the box above, please complete the slip of paper on the letter you have received, and return it to the Surgery.

If you have not received a letter, please click on one of the links below: