Castle Gardens Surgery

Castle Hill Gardens, Torrington, Devon, EX38 8EU

NHS

Telephone: 01805 623222

Out of Hours: 111

Summary Care Record

There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

Why do I need a Summary Care Record?

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

This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.

Who can see it?

Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record.

How do I know if I have one?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.

More Information

For further information visit the NHS Care records website or the HSCIC Website

Download the opt out form >>>>

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Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00am - 18:00pm
    [Improved Access 1800 - 2000]
  • Tuesday
    08:00am - 18:00pm
  • Wednesday
    08:00am - 18:00pm
  • Thursday
    08:00am - 18:00pm
    [Improved Access 0800 - 0830]
  • Friday
    08:00am - 18:00pm
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED