Sharing your information with other health and social care professionals

You can decide how your personal information is used across the NHS and other health and social care organisations in 3 different ways.

Click here to download the patient information guide and form: Sharing your Information Patient Guide and Form or read the information below.

Summary Care Record

The Summary Care Record (SCR) is used in emergency care.  The record contains information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

Having this information stored in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

When you join the practice, we upload this basic information and a Summary Care Record is created for each patient registered with us. You also have the option of allowing other professionals to see an enriched Summary Care record if you wish.  This includes additional information from your patient record and includes significant medical history, information on any long term conditions you may have, your immunisation record, your communication preferences and any end of life care information.

For further information you can:

  1. download and read the following documents SCR Additional Information Leaflet (click here) or SCR Easy Read Patient Leaflet (click here)
  2. access the Summary Care Record website
  3. call the Summary Care record Information line on 0300 303 5678

You have the choice to have a summary care record, an enriched summary care record, or to opt out.

Whether you choose to have a Summary Care Record now or not, you can change your mind at any time by informing us at the surgery.

One Health and Care Record

One Health and Care is a confidential digital shared care record for people living in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. It brings data together from the different organisations involved in health and social care and allows doctors, nurses and other registered health and social care professionals directly involved in patient/client care to see relevant information in order to provide better and safer care.

When a patient/client visits any of the organisations listed below, or use services provided by them, staff directly involved in their care will have access to the important information from health and social care records.

  • Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent GP practices
  • University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (Royal Stoke)
  • University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Staffordshire County Council (Social Care)
  • Stoke-on-Trent City Council (Social Care)
  • Continuing Healthcare services
  • West Midlands Ambulance Service

You have the choice to opt out of this service if you wish.

If you wish to have this record, you do not have to do anything. One will be created for organisations listed above to see.

If you choose to opt out of the summary care record (SCR) as detailed above, you will automatically be opted out of this local integrated care record.

You can change your mind and opt back in at any time by contacting your GP practice

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NHS Digital

NHS Digital uses and shares personal information to help research new treatments, plan where to put local clinics and the number of Drs and nurses to have at your local hospital. If you DO NOT wish your information to be used for these purposes, you need to opt out by contacting NHS Digital. Your GP surgery cannot do this for you.

Contact NHS Digital by phone 0300 303 5678 or

online via