Use this API to access a patient's Summary Care Record (SCR) - a national electronic record of important patient information, created from GP summaries of medical records. SCRs can be seen and used by authorised staff in other areas of the health and care system involved in the patient's direct care.
Summary Care Record was previously known as Personal Spine Information Service (PSIS).
Also use this API to access the Access Control Service (ACS) - which manages consent to share information for SCR. GP systems must check consent to share before sharing a patient's Summary Care Record.
create or add to a patient's Summary Care Record - as a GP system capable of uploading GP summaries
retrieve a patient's Summary Care Record
set and check consent to share information - via the Access Control Service (ACS)
You cannot use this API to update GP medical records.
This API can only be used where there is a legal basis to do so. Make sure you have a valid use case before you go too far with your development.
You must do this before you can go live (see ‘Onboarding’ below).
The following APIs are related to this one:
Summary Care Record - FHIR API - use this API to access a patient's Summary Care Record (SCR), an electronic record of important patient information created from GP medical records, using our FHIR API.
For some activities, the end user must be authorised to perform that activity.
The API itself does not perform any authorisation checks. Rather, the calling system is expected to perform them. The authorisation rules are specified in our national Role Based Access Control (RBAC) database.