SCR Community Pharmacy Audit

Closes 28 May 2019

Opened 4 Feb 2019


Summary Care Records (SCR)

The SCR is an electronic record of important patient information, created from GP medical records. It can be seen and used by authorised staff involved in the patient's direct care.

The SCR holds important information about:

  • Current medication
  • Allergies and details of any previous bad reactions to medicines
  • The name, address, date of birth and NHS number of the patient

Currently there are over 2.2 million patients who have chosen to add Additional Information to their SCR, with more than 19,000 patients providing consent for their Additional Information to be shared each week.

If present in the GP health record SCRs with Additional Information can contain the following:

  • Significant medical history and procedures (past and present)
  • Reason for medication
  • Anticipatory care information (such as information about the management of long term conditions) 
  • Communication preferences (as per the SCCI1605 Accessible information national dataset)
  • End of life care information (as per the SCCI1580 Palliative Care Co-ordination national dataset)
  • Immunisations 
  • A section about Social and Personal Circumstances, which includes Additional Information relating to the Contact details for family, carers and healthcare professionals

Why We Are Consulting

The purpose of this audit is to assess the benefits of the Additional Information for Pharmacy professionals who view Summary Care Records.

A more in depth survey about Additional Information and training can be found by using the links in the "Related" section below should they be of interest to you.


  • All Areas


  • Clinicians
  • Pharmacy Managers
  • EPS stakeholders
  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians


  • Pharmacy