“NHS Oxfordshire is contacting patients in the county to prepare for the rollout of the Summary Care Record. Every patient registered at a GP practice in Oxfordshire aged 16 years and over is being sent a letter this month to explain what the summary care records are, their benefits, and that patients need to make a choice about whether they have the records or not.
The summary care records will give healthcare professionals faster, easier access to reliable and accurate information about patients to help with their care, particularly in an emergency, or when seeing a doctor out-of-hours when the GP practice is closed. The records will be made up of national and local parts.”
HealthTechWire, 10 April 2012