Summary Care Record

If you are registered with a GP practice in England, you will already have a Summary Care Record unless you have previously chosen not to have one. It includes the following basic information:

  • Medicines you are taking
  • Allergies you suffer from
  • Any bad reactions to medicines

It also includes your name, address, date of birth and unique NHS Number which helps to identify you correctly.

Detailed Coded Record

Your Detailed Coded Record may consist of the following elements from your medical record:

  • Blood Pressures
  • Diagnoses
  • Drug sensitivities
  • Medication
  • Pathology requests
  • Pathology results (via the View Test Results page)
  • Referrals
  • Vaccinations

Access to your Detailed Coded Record

Once you have been registered for Online Services, you may request access to your ‘detailed coded record’. You will need to request this service online via the SystmOnline application.

Please refer to the SystmOnline user guide ‘Managing Online Services’ section. The user guide is available from here

Please be aware that access to your Detailed Coded Record may take the Practice up to 40 working days (as applicable to Subject Access Request and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998) to review your application and grant access if appropriate.

Considerations / Approval of Access

Access to your Detailed Coded Record is approved by a doctor on an individual basis. The Practice will not approve on-line access to detailed coded information if it is deemed that it may cause undue distress.

  • In extreme circumstances, we may refuse access to the whole record. In these circumstances the named GP responsible for the care of the patient will have a conversation with the patient to explain the reasons for refusal of access.

Please note that clinical and non-clinical staff are required to access your medical records when necessary. All staff are bound by the Data Protection Act.

Where a patient has a concern about an incorrect entry or error on their record, they should be advised to discuss this with a GP at their next routine consultation.

The Practice reserves the right to review and remove access to online services at any point in the future if it is thought that it is in the best interests of the patient or if the services are being misused.

Summary Care Record Opt-Out Form