Collate and Communicate Health Information to Individuals

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UNIT 4223-363 COLLATE AND CUMMUNICATE HEALTH INFORMATION TO INDIVIDUALS There is lots of legislation in place regarding updating and maintaining health records. The current legislation applicable to my role are: Information Governance Information governance is a mandatory to all organisations who hold health information on patients. This information covers confidentiality, data protection, information security freedom and records management. The information governance framework makes sure that all NHS organisations are clear about expected standards and all staff understands their own responsibility. My responsibility is to maintain and update patents records, ensuring that the information stays confidential and is locked away securely. Patients who divulge their personal health information expect the NHS to keep it safe and secure. The Data Protection Act 1988 governs how organisations may use personal information including how they acquire the information, store, share and dispose of it. Freedom of Information Act 2000 This gives the public a right to general access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities including GP practices. A response to a request for information must be made within 20 working days. From a GP's perspective, this Act is intended to cover general information held by the practice, not personal health information which is covered by other legislation (eg the Data Protection Act). The Data Protection Act 1998 The data protection act protects personal data held. It provides a way for individuals to control information held about them. Anyone holding personal data for other purposes is legally obliged to comply with this Act, subject to some exemptions. The Act defines eight data protection principles. It also requires companies and individuals to keep personal information to themselves and not
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