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Emergency Care Summary ECS

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 name

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



 
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