The film, ‘The Summary Care Record—the story so far’ cost £32,000 to make. It was made in response to requests from national health service staff for a tool to support local clinical engagement work describing the purpose and benefits of summary care records from the standpoint of real life experience.
The film did not use actors. All those interviewed are real NHS staff or patients. Using genuine NHS staff and patients to talk from their own experience was seen as a crucial component contributing to the credibility and usefulness of the film.