All patients in Scotland have, or will have something called an Emergency Care Summary.
This is a summary of basic information about your health which might be important if you need urgent medical care when your GP surgery is closed, or when you go to an accident and emergency department. It means that all NHS staff looking after you can get important information about your health, even if they cannot contact your GP surgery.
Your ECS contains the following information
Your date of birth
The name or your GP surgery
An identifying number called a CHI number
Information about any medicines prescribed by your GP surgery
Any bad reactions you’ve had to medicines that your GP knows about
Your ECS is copied from your GP’s computer system and stored electronically. NHS staff can then find it quickly if they need to see it.
Please see the guidance below for more information on ECS
ECS = Emergency Care Summary