It is important that I have a secure system for recording and storing of information in a health and social care setting, as I am providing a duty of care to my clients. I must make sure that no one can access others information and records apart from persons who have the authorisation to do so, otherwise it may fall into the wrong hands and be used against them by carrying out fraudulent activity. It is imperative for the care worker to abide by the policies of confidentiality and follow the legislation of the Data Protection Act 1998. 2.1 Describe features of manual and electronic information storage systems that help ensure security? I could use a manual security storage system which could be files, records paperwork
 Promote Good Practice in Handling Information in Health and Social Care Settings Outcome 1 - Understand requirements for handling information in health and social-care settings 1.1 Identify legislation and codes of practice that relate to handling information in health and social care The Data Protection Act 1998 is a key piece of legislation to ensure people's rights regarding the confidentiality of their personal information. It highlights 8 principles that define good practice when handling someone else's personal data and breaching these principles can lead to serious legal implications. In health and social care many policies and procedures are based on the principles of the Data Protection Act to ensure that client details remain confidential. The Human Rights Act 1998 also states the right to a private life. The right to have one's private life respected also includes that private and confidential information gets respected and that details are shared and stored in accordance with strict rules and regulations.
Understand how to handle information in social care settings 1.1 The Data Protection Act 1998 is a key piece of legislation to ensure people's rights regarding the confidentiality of their personal information. It highlights 8 principles that define good practice when handling someone else's personal data and breaching these principles can lead to serious legal implications. In health and social care many policies and procedures are based on the principles of the Data Protection Act to ensure that client details remain confidential. The Human Rights Act 1998 also states the right to a private life. The right to have one's private life respected also includes that private and confidential information gets respected and that details are shared and stored in accordance with strict rules and regulations.
Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings Outcome 1: Understand requirements for handling information in health and social care settings 1.1 Within my role I must comply with legislations and code of conducts relating to handling information. My organisation is registered under The Data protection Act 1998. This Act is a key piece of legislation that ensures people's rights regarding the confidentiality of their personal information. It highlights 8 principles that define good practice when handling an individual’s personal data. Breaching these principles can lead to legal implications.
DPA says that service user information must be confidential and can only be accessed with their consent. Service users must know what records are being kept and why the data is kept. Freedom of Information Act 2000: The Freedom of Information Act gives individuals the right to ask organisations all the information they have about them… There are some that might be withheld to protect various interest which if that is the case, the individual must be aware of it. Information about individuals will be handled under the Data Protection Act. General Social Care Council (GSCC) Codes of Practice: These set out the standards of practice that everyone who works in social care should meet.
Unit 9 : Handle Information in Health and Social Care There is legislations in place to protect people and their information it states what when and how it should be recorded, stored and shared. This legislation is Health and Social Care Act 2012 c. 7 PART 9 Chapter 2 Section 263 Code of practice of confidential information. It states that a code must be prepared and published in respect of the practice to be followed in relation to the collection, analysis, publication and other dissemination of confidential information concerning, or connected with, the provision of health services or of adult social care in England. And that “confidential information” means information which identifies any individual to whom the information relates or enables the identity of such an individual to be ascertained, or information in respect of which the person who holds it owes an obligation of confidence. There is also the Data protection act 1998 this relates to how information is used and has 8 rues that cover how data is protected and collected and that service users or their representatives (solicitors) must know where their data is being kept lastly there is the Freedom of information act 2000 which allows people to know/ find out what information organisers store and know about them.
R6751 Unit 7 - Understand how to handle information Task 2 - Guidelines The key legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting How to maintain records so that they are up to date, complete, accurate and legible Maintaining records includes means that any information that is written down should be clear and accurate and it should be recorded straight away or as soon as practicable including a time, date, signature and printed name, using a black pen. If an error has been made then you should put a line through the error and initial it. All boxes on pro-formas should be completed. Maintaining accurate records are important to ensure that information is correct and can be easily understood and shared with colleagues and other professionals, if authorised to see it. For example: If a care support worker has found an effective means of communication with an individual they support, but has not made an accurate record to share their knowledge, their colleagues will not know the individuals preferences.
Unit 209 Understand how to handle information in social care settings. Outcome 1 Understand the need for secure handling of information in social care settings. 1.1 Identify the legislation that relates to the recording, storage and sharing of information in social care. The Data Protection Act 1998 controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses and the government. Everyone responsible for using data or storing data has to follow strict rules called 'Data protection principles' these are as follows: Used fairly and lawfully used for specifically stated purposes kept for no longer than is absolutely necessary kept safe and secure Not transferred outside the UK without adequate protection For more sensitive information such as ethnic background, political opinions, religious beliefs, health, sexual health and criminal records there is stronger legal protection.
My supervisions are taken on shift, my manager will watch how I work, how I integrate with the team of staff and with the clients in the care home and put forward any ideas on what I could do differently but also explain what I am doing well. It will also involve making sure that I fill in all the necessary paperwork such as care plans and accident forms and follow the appropriate policies. They are not formal and it feels easy during these times to ask for advise and to be supported when learning new things within the care home. The appraisals are more formal, myself and the manager will sit down and discuss everything about the job, anything from day to day tasks to staff grievances. The positive of this is that if there is anything I am unsure of I can speak in confidence and not feel embarrassed that I do not know how to do something in front of the care home clients and/or their families.
Unit 4222-209 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. Identify the legislation that relates to the recording, storage and sharing of information in health and social care The right to confidentiality is guaranteed by the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data protection Act 1998 sets out eight principles which are in essence a code of good practice for processing personal data. The data must be • Fairly and lawfully processed • Processed for limited purposes • Adequate, relevant and not excessive • Accurate • Not kept for longer than necessary • Processed in accordance with the data subject’s rights • Kept secure • Not transferred to countries without adequate protection Your workplace policies and procedures will be based around those principles. The Human Rights Act 1998 details the right to a private life.