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NHS: Nutrition

Volume 476: debated on Monday 19 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to incorporate information on patients’ nutritional status in summary care records. (206666)

Initially, a patient’s summary care record (SCR) will only contain details of their current medications, and any allergies or adverse reactions to medications. It is envisaged that it will then be built over time, with the patient’s express permission, to include any other relevant health information.

This approach to adding information to the SCR will be among issues to be reviewed by the summary care record advisory group in light of the recently published independent evaluation of the SCR early adopters programme in order to inform the future roll-out of the SCR.