The summary care record (SCR) hit a milestone 100,000 views in a single week, according to data released by NHS Digital on 3 February.
First launched in October 2010, the SCR is an electronic record of important patient information such as current medication, allergies and previous bad reactions to medication, and is created from GP medical records. It can be seen and used by authorised staff in other areas of the health and care system involved in the patient's direct care. Over 96 per cent of the population has an SCR and 99 per cent of all GP practices now contribute to it.
Eve Roodhouse, head of implementation and business change at NHS Digital, said: “The summary care record is a valuable application to quickly enable clinicians to view essential information, saving time, money and potentially lives.
“It’s fantastic to hit 100,000 views in a week. We continue to work with care providers across the health and social care system to help them make the most of the summary care record and are looking forward to seeing usage continue to grow.”