Two Different Representative Bodies within my area of work are CQC Care Quality Commission HSE Health and Safety Executive Describe the Role of the Two Representative Bodies as above. CQC is a regulator for all health and social care services in England. Their job is to make sure that throughout England compulsory safety standards set out by government standards or rules about care are met in all areas including respect and dignity, hygiene, infection procedures. They provide reliable independent information based on its inspections. They can also advise people what to expect and offer reassurance that their care will be met with proper standards.
CU2470 Handle Information in Health and Social Care Settings 1.1 The legislation that relates to recording, storage and sharing of information in health and social care is the Data Protection Act 1998. 1.2 It is important to have secure systems for recording and storing information in a health and social care setting because it is important to respect the confidentiality of the service users, to ensure that any information gathered isnt misused and to know who is to use any information gathered. 2.1 For guidance on how to access information about handling information, I would speak to my home mager with any queries or concerns I have. I would also follow the policies and procedures set out by my employer and follow any instuctions that have been given to me during any training I have undertaken. 2.2 3.1/3.2 At the end of my shift, and also during my shift, I fill out a number of documents with information I have collected about the service users throughout the day.
In the UK, this regulation is undertaken by independent regulators who monitor and assess services and take action if there are concerns about the safety or quality of care. These regulators carry out inspections and spot checks and also seek feedback from staff and the public to help them improve care services. They also publish useful guidance on how to manage risks as well as detailed inspection reports, assessments and surveys which may provide useful information on the performance of your organisation. The UK regulators of health and social care services are: Cymru/Wales: Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) England: Care Quality Commission (CQC) Northern Ireland: The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) Scotland: Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (SCSWIS) hosted by health boards or local authorities. An important part of their role is to promote the inclusion of patients, communities and other stakeholders in the planning and delivery of health and social care services, including scrutinising any proposals to change services.
Handle information in Health and Social Care settings. Outcome 1 Understand the need for secure handling of information in Health and Social care settings 1.1 Identify what legislation relates to recording, storing and sharing information in health and social care settings. Information that is given to employer/manager is all subject to the Data Protection Act 1998, which covers medical records, social service records, credit information, local authority information and many more. Anything relating to a person, whether fact or opinion, is personal data. Anyone processing personal data must comply with the either enforceable principles of good practice laid down in the Data Protection Act 1998.
Define the term ‘Duty of Care’ A duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on a carer requiring that they adhere to a good quality and standard of care. It is my duty to take care of vulnerable adults and to ensure that their needs and well-being are looked after. Although Health and Social Care Organisations have what is called ‘duty of care’ towards the people they look after, it is not only down to the care establishment to prioritise the safety, welfare and interests of the people using its services. It is also down to the care workers of the establishment. The employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service.
It is CQC‘s job to check that providers continue to meet these standards, and take action if they do not. CQC’s role is to regulate providers of health or adult social care in England – for example NHS trusts private hospitals, care home owners and dental practices. This is separate to professional regulatory bodies, for example the General Medical Council or the Nursing and Midwifery Council, which regulate professional care staff as individual practitioners. If we find that providers are not meeting the government standards, we take action to make them put it right. If the provider does not do what we ask and we believe people are at unacceptable risk of poor care, we have a range of strong enforcement powers.
General Social Care Council (GSCC) Codes of Practice: These set out the standards of practice that everyone who works in social care should meet. With regard to handling information the Codes state that: -Social care employers must have written policies in place to help social care workers meet the GSCC’s Code of Practice for Social Care Workers, including policies on confidentiality. - Social care workers must protect the rights of the people they support, including their right to privacy. - Respect confidential information and be able to explain their workplace’s policies about confidentiality to the people they support, their family and friends. Question 1b (Weighting: 5) Summarise the main points of legal requirements and codes of practice for handling information in health and social care.
Unit CT235 Introduction to Duty of Care in Health and Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Setting- Question and Answer Session Name of Candidate: ................. |Learning outcomes |Assessment criteria 1.1 | | |Question: What does the term “Duty of care” mean | |Understand the implications of duty|Answer: A Duty of care means that all health and social care professionals and organisations | |of care |providing health and care services, must act in the best interest of the people they support. They | | |also have to do everything in their power to keep people safe from harm and exploitation. | |Learning outcomes |Assessment criteria 1.1 | | |Question: Discuss the duty of care with your senior/ manager and identify the main points of the | | |discussion | |Understand the implications of duty|Answer: you must insure that what you’ll do will not cause harm to someone you giving care. If you | |of care |can’t do something then you have to say so. Always give a choice.
National Occupational Standards are valuable tools to be used as benchmarks for qualifications as well as for defining roles at work, staff recruitment, supervision and appraisal. Health and Social Care Act 2008 was established by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). CQC is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. They regulate care provided by the NHS, local authorities, private companies and voluntary organisations. They aim to make sure better care is provided for everyone - in hospitals, care homes and people's own homes.
1. Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings Look at the following legislations - Data Protection Act - Information Act - Carers Code of Practice - Caldicott Principles - Human Rights Act In private life, only if it threatens public or national security Section 60 of this Act Gives authority to the Secretary of State for Health; the power to regulations, to authorize or require health services to disclose patient information, including data which is a patient identification to support. - Care Standards Act 2. Describe features of manual and electronic information storage system that help ensure security? - Understand how to handle information in social care settings.