Adding value with additional information
Over 95% of people in England now have a Summary Care Record (SCR) and most of the remaining population will have one created during 2015. In excess of 42,000 SCRs are being viewed by healthcare professionals each week, supporting safer, more efficient care and helping to improve the patient experience.
Improved functionality to support GPs
System suppliers have now developed a simpler, more efficient mechanism to support GP practices to automatically populate SCRs with additional information, to create a richer, yet clearly structured summary. Explicit patient consent is required for the creation of SCRs with additional information. Consent is enduring and new items are automatically added as the GP record is updated over time.
Additional information is sourced from the patient’s GP record. Items are identified for inclusion due to their presence as part of the key dataset or because the information is included in the relevant section of the GP record.
An SCR with additional information will include individual coded items and their associated free text. This can potentially include:
- Reason for medication e.g. “hypertension” or “myocardial infarction”
- Vaccinations, e.g. tetanus vaccination
- Significant diagnoses / problems e.g. epilepsy, diabetes or deep vein thrombosis
- Significant procedures, e.g. insertion of coronary artery stent or joint replacement
- Anticipatory care information, e.g. key contact details (family, carer, clinical) and patient preferences
- End of Life Care information as per the National End of Life Care dataset ISB 1580
- Any other important information from the GP record that the GP practice and patient feel should be included.
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Your patient record will be held securely and confidentially on an electronic system.
More information about the Summary Care record is available below:
Information leaflets for patients - (What additional information will be made available and how it will benefit the patient):
Patient frequently asked questions:
How we use your health record
Children's Care Records
The Care Record Guarantee