For over 96 percent of the English and Welsh population the Summary Care Record (SCR) shows medications, allergies and sensitivities recorded in a patient's General Practice medical record.
Increasingly Hampshire End of Life patients, those with chronic conditions or frailty, will also have additional information in their SCR records. Past medical history, prognosis, patient preferences, treatment escalation plans and useful information around access risks, emergency contacts and involved services can all be added.
Discussions with the South East Hampshire paramedic team leaders raised some ideas for altered ways of working that could significantly reduce the amount of documentation required on calls, through use of these enhanced Summary Care Records. Recent discussion with Dr John Black, Medical Director of SCAS led to the production of the following mailshot and supporting Frequently Asked Questions.
Frequently Asked Questions - Summary Care Record for SCAS
My Wishes leaflet - as suggested by SE Hampshire paramedics
Is being produced by the artist who provided the graphics for the AgeUK leaflet and video shown below. Paramedics will often visit patients with conditions that lend themselves to Treatment Escalation Planning or Advance Decisions but does who not have this type of information recorded in their Summary Care Record. In some cases this is because these discussions have not taken place. In others the discussions may be recorded in a community or hospital record or on a paper care plan somewhere. The My Wishes leaflet will be made available to paramedics for handing out to these patients and their families. It aims to support them to discuss and record their wishes and preferences for care and should then be handed to their GP where the information can be added to their Future Planning template, automatically then uploading to their SCR.