Your Summary Care Record contains information about the medication you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines that you have had.
To help identify you it also contains your name, address, date of birth and NHS number.
By allowing healthcare staff access to this information they can give you safer care during an emergency, when your GP practice is closed or when you are away from home in another part of England.
Healthcare staff will always ask your permission to access your Summary Care Record unless that is impossible (f.i. because you are unconscious).
For more information or to get an opt-out form visit www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk or call 0300 123 3020.