To help the NHS to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are including additional medical information in Summary Care Records for patients by default, unless the patient has previously told the NHS that they did not want this information to be shared. This will enable healthcare professionals to have better medical information about the patient they are treating at the point of care. This change will apply for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic only. Unless alternative arrangements have been put in place before the end of the emergency period, this change will be reversed.
Summary Care Record additional information
Summary Care Record application (SCRa)
The Summary Care Record application (SCRa) is a web-based application which allows health and care professionals to view clinical and demographic information available through the NHS Spine, including the Summary Care Record (SCR).
Changes to the information available through the summary care record may support you and your patients in dealing with COVID-19. You may want to consider the SCRa as an option to access this new information. In particular we have launched a shielded patient flag, so you can find out if your patient is considered to be extremely clinically vulnerable to complications from coronavirus (COVID-19) and has been advised to shield.
Learn more about the Summary Care Record application (SCRa) COVID-19 Shielded Patient Flag.