Health and Social Care Essay

425 WordsOct 23, 20142 Pages
Unit 4222-307 Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings: 1: Understand requirement 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, the freedom of information act 2000, human rights act, equality act. 1.2: Summarise the main points of legal requirements and codes of practice for handling information in health and social care: The data protection act legal requirements main points are, personal data must only be obtained for the specific purpose and the purpose given, is adequate, revelant and not excessive in relation to the purpose for which they are processed, must be accurate and kept up to date, must not be kept for any longer than is necessary, is processed in accordance with the clients rights and they have the right to have data about themselves removed, must be kept secure at all times and must not be transferred to any countries outside of the EEA without adequate protection. 2: Be able to implement good practice in handling information: 2.1: Describe features of manual and electronic information storage systems that help ensure security: Manual storage systems are locked away in filing cabinets and electronic storage systems are on databases and files protected by a password protection. 2.2: Demonstrate practices that ensure security when storing and accessing information: I wouldn’t access clients information in front of other clients, not to tell anyone my password to accessing files and to do this on a secure computer point. 2.3: Maintain records that are up to date, complete, accurate and legible: It is company policy whether written or database files, I maintain all my records to assist my colleagues, so whoever needs to look up information on any

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