Emergency Care Summary

All patients in Scotland will soon have an emergency care summary which is copied from your GP’s computer system and stored electronically.

NHS staff can then access this quickly if they need to see it when your GP surgery is closed.

NHS staff must obtain your permission to look at this information, which includes your name, date of birth, name of GP surgery, and identifying number called a CHI number, information about any medicines you have been prescribed, and also about any bad reactions you have had to medicines that your GP knows about.

If you are unconscious NHS staff may look at your Emergency Care Summary without your agreement, this is so they can give you the best possible care.

An information leaflet is available on request.