Summary Care Records (SCR) registration process

From 1 April 2017, a new process for pharmacies and pharmacy staff to register for access to Summary Care Records (SCR) was introduced. Details of the new process are outlined on the NHS Digital SCR web pagesThe process to apply for SCR access will now be through the website and there will be no requirement to attend face to face training.

SCR provides pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with quick access to patient information, such as medication, allergies and adverse reactions, meaning there is less need to contact GPs, especially out-of-hours or during busy periods. Information is available for more than 55 million patients. Over 93% of community pharmacies now have access to SCR and over 24,000 pharmacy professionals have completed the SCR eLearning.

From April 2017, having access to SCR will also become an NHS England measure under the Quality Payments Scheme for community pharmacy, helping to drive up quality of care.

There is eLearning on the website for community pharmacy SCR Governance Persons (SGPs) (formerly known as Privacy Officers).

If you have any enquiries about accessing SCR, please email NHS Digital at