Summary Care Record - HL7 V3 API
Use this API to access a patient's Summary Care Record (SCR) - an electronic record of important patient information, created from GP medical records. They can be seen and used by authorised staff in other areas of the health and care system involved in the patient's direct care.
Also use this API to access the Access Control Service (ACS) - which manages consent to share information for SCR. GP systems must check consent to share before sharing a patient's Summary Care Record.
- create or add to a patient's Summary Care Record - if you are a GP system
- retrieve a patient's Summary Care Record
- set and check consent to share information - via the Access Control Service (ACS)
This API can only be used where there is a legal basis to do so. Make sure you have a valid use case <https://digital.nhs.uk/services/summary-care-records-scr/viewing-summary-care-records-scr#scope-of-viewing-scrs> before you go too far with your development. You must do this before you can go live (see ‘Onboarding’ below).