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From December 2018, the only Gluten Free products to be prescribed on the NHS are Bread (includes rolls and part baked bread) and Mixes (does not include flour).

This is in response to the NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) and NHS England public consultation.

Gluten free products are now more widely available from shops and supermarkets for you to purchase instead.

Summary Care Record

There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.  We will also ask you to consent to have the SCRAI which has Additional Information.  Please see the link below.

https://digital.nhs.uk/services/summary-care-records-scr/additional-information-in-scr

 

Why do I need a Summary Care Record?

Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.

Who can see it?

Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record. 

 

How do I know if I have one?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.

More Information

For further information visit the NHS Care records website

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