Handle Information Essay

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Unit 209 Handle Information in Health and Social Care Settings 1.1 identify the legislation that relates to the recording, storage and sharing of information in health and social care The legislation that relates to the recording, storage and sharing of information is called the Data Protection Act 1998, this requires that all information must be kept securely and safely. CQC standards reg 20 personal records remain confidential. 1.2 Explain why it is important to have secure systems for recording and storing information in a health and social care settings. It is vital that the company that is providing the health and social care to individuals has a secure system set in place to record personal information as it will be needed for a number of different reasons. It is also the law to document and record this information so it should also be done to comply with legislation it must also protect confidentiality. Prevent identity theft and also maintain the rights of individuals. The information must also be accessible for those who need it. 2.1 Describe how to access guidance, information and advice about handling information. I could access information and guidance by reading policy and procedures from my manager or colleagues, look on the internet also could attend more training. 2.2 Explain what actions to take when there are concerns over the recording, storing or sharing of information. If i had concerns i would report to my senior in charge or my manager for example if i went to look at some ones care plan and the cabinet lock was broke i would report it straight away also if someone’s care plan was missing or a piece of information was missing i would also report it straight
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