Summary Care Record (SCR): GDPR information


Why and how we process your data in the Summary Care Record system, and your rights.

Controller NHS Digital
How we use the information (processing activities) The Summary Care Record (SCR) is an electronic record of important patient health information created from General Practice (GP) medical records. It can be seen and used by authorised staff in the health and care system involved in the patient's direct care.
Does this contain sensitive (special category) data such as health information? Yes
Who are recipients of this data?

Authorised health and care staff

Is data transferred outside the UK? No
How long the data is kept Life + 30 years minimum
Our lawful basis for holding this data Legal obligation
Your rights
  • Tick Be informed
  • Tick Get access to it
  • Tick Rectify or change it
  • Cross Erase or remove it
  • Tick Restrict or stop processing it
  • Cross Move, copy or transfer it
  • Cross Object to it being processed or used
  • Cross Know if a decision was made by a computer rather than a person
How can you withdraw your consent?

Consent not the basis for processing - An Opt Out option is available via patient's general practice (GP)

Is the data subject to decisions made solely by computers? (automated decision making) No
Where does this data come from? General Practice (GP) medical records
The legal basis for collecting this data

Legal obligation (Direction) and management of health and social care systems

Where NHS Digital uses this data


Summary Care Records (SCR)

The SCR is an electronic record of important patient information, created from GP medical records.