This practice is a member of the Local Health Record Network provided by Taurus Healthcare Ltd
An Improved Service
Currently your health records cannot be viewed by anyone outside this practice; so if you need to seek medical care when we are not available, the onus is on you to remember all the relevant details. By accessing the Local Health Record Network any other medical professional that you visit will have, with your permission, sight of your medical history to help treat you more effectively.
You will be asked for your consent on every occasion before your health records are viewed by a medical or authorised care professional. The only exception would be in an emergency when you were unconscious or too unwell to give consent.
At this practice we use a secure computer connection to protect your records. Similarly, access to your medical records through the Local Health Record Network would only be possible via a secure connection: your data could only be accessed by authorised staff. Even then, there is an extreme ly high level of encryption applied to any data sent or stored which, essentially, makes any attempt to gain unauthorised access impossible.
Whilst we believe that the appropriate sharing of your records will improve the quality of healthcare you receive, we also respect the fact that the decision is entirely yours. If, for any reason, you wish to opt out of the Local Health Record Network you may do so by completing an Opt Out Form, available form the surgery. If you are considering opting out, we strongly recommend that you discuss it with us first.
Further information about the Local Health Record Network is available from the practice staff or by visiting www.taurushealthcare.co.uk