The NHS in England is introducing the NHS Care Records Service (NHS CRS). Over time, the NHS CRS will begin to provide healthcare staff with quicker access to reliable information about you to help with your treatment, including in an emergency.
GP practices in South Birmingham are amongst the first in England to begin implementing the new NHS Care Records Service as part of an ‘Early Adopter programme’. ‘Summary Care Records’ are being created for South Birmingham patients.
Existing patients of Granton Medical Centre will already have received information about the service. Newly registering patients will be given information when they attend the practice to register. Patients can limit their participation and also opt out of having a Summary Care Record. If you choose to opt out, you need to visit the surgery to speak with a receptionist and sign the necessary form.
Further information can be found via the link above, the NHS Care Records Service information line on 0845 603 8510, or by contacting the local Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS). Leaflets are available at the surgery reception.