Enhanced Summary Care Records


If you live in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland you can sign up to an enhanced summary care record.

This can include details of illnesses and health problems, past operations and vaccinations, treatment preferences, information about the kind of support needed, and who should be contacted if more information is required.

Staff in hospitals do not routinely have access to individual’s GP medical records. By consenting to an Enhanced Summary Care Record we can all help hospital staff treat us more quickly and effectively. It only takes a couple of minutes to complete the form but it could end up saving your life.

Please encourage your family and friends to sign up too. You can download the consent form here and then return the completed form to your GP practice reception.

This information will be managed securely in line with the NHS Care Records Guarantee. The Record will only be accessed by doctors and nurses if consent is provided by the patient, unless they are unconscious or unable to communicate and they believe that accessing the record is in the patient’s best interest.