New Registration Process for SCR

With effect from 1st April 2017, a new process has been established for community pharmacy contractors to go live with Summary Care Records (SCR).

The process to apply for SCR access is outlined on our SCR registration checklist 2017/18, and also on NHS Digital’s website here: There will be no requirement to attend face-to-face training.

SCR provides pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with access to patient information, such as medication, allergies and adverse reactions, reducing the need to contact GP practices.

Over 93% of community pharmacies now have access to SCR and over 24,000 pharmacy professionals have completed the SCR e-learning.

From April 2017, demonstrating increasing usage of SCR over time became a measure for quality criteria as part of the Quality Payments Scheme.

Additionally, online training is now available for SCR Governance Persons (SGPs) (previously called Privacy Officers).