Emergency Care Summary Record

Healthcare staff treating you in Northern Ireland may look at your Emergency Care Summary Record. To improve patient safety and care, the record has details about your allergies and medications which medical staff can check on the Northern Ireland Electronic Care Record (NIECR).

Information about a patient

Your Emergency Care Summary Record only includes:

  • your name, date of birth and gender
  • address and telephone number
  • current medication and any known allergies

Your detailed medical notes aren't included in this record.

Northern Ireland Electronic Care Record (NIECR)

Wherever and whenever healthcare staff treat you, they can check your allergies and medications held on GP practice computer systems with NIECR.

Accessing records

Only health and social care (HSC) staff treating you can access the NIECR for your Emergency Care Summary Record. They'll ask for your permission first. This information will allow the doctor or nurse treating you to give you the best possible care. The NIECR is only accessible on HSC's secure network. 

If you don't want information about your allergies or medications made available to NIECR through the Emergency Care Summary Record, you should tell your GP practice.

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