The NHS in England is using an electronic record called the Summary Care Record (SCR) to support patient care across health providers.

The Summary Care Record is a copy of key information from your GP record, such as current medication, allergies and previous adverse reactions.

It provides authorised healthcare staff with faster, secure access to essential information about you when you need unplanned care or when your GP practice is closed.  Summary Care Records improve the safety and quality of your care.