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of respondents knew the Summary Care Record could contain core items and Additional Information.
of respondents were aware that all patients' Summary Care Records now include Additional Information, unless they have opted out, for the duration of the pandemic.
of respondents stated that they use SCR to find out end of life information in emergency situations.
of users we interviewed told us that having permanent access to Additional Information in the Summary Care Record would make a permanent, and positive, difference to their role.
I think it would really be helpful if this became an opt-out process long-term. When patients are unable to communicate for reasons of acute ill health, communication problems, cognitive problems and importantly learning disability, seeing this information can make the life and death difference.