Enhanced Summary Care Records
Most people in England have a basic NHS summary care record which contains key health information about you, however additional information can be added that could be important to your treatment. This is called an enhanced summary care record.
This means that if you call an ambulance, contact 111, the out of hours service or go to hospital anywhere in England, they will be able to access vital health information about you, which could help them treat you more quickly and effectively.
Having an enhanced summary care record means you don’t have to remember all of your details of your past care.
It is a quick, secure and safe for health staff to access your enhanced summary care record. Access to this information could make a real difference to your care, as clinicians will have all the information they need.