Health and Social Care Level 3 Handling Information

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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. There is lots of different legislation that is based around health and social care. The Main one with regard to handling data is the 1998 data protection act this explains the law based around how and when certain information is to be used, stored and shared. The health and social care act 2008 required the CQC to create a code of practice regarding personal information, this explains how you should obtain, handle and use personal confidential information. 1.2 Summarise the main points of legal requirements and codes of practice for handling information in health and social care The main points are as follows: * data must be followed in a fair and lawful way. * data must be processes for limited purposes. * data must be accurate. * data must be kept no longer than is required. * data is kept secure * datat is processed within the persons rights. * data must not be transferred country without appropriate data preotection measures put int place. 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 There are many manual and electronic options for storing sensitive information these are: manual: * locked cabinet * locked safe * locked cupboards * locked briefcase * lock your office electronic: * appropriate firewall, spyware, malware and antivirus software. * password encrypt your files, emails and computer. * store all sensitive information on a pen drive/ external storage device and keep it locked away. 2.2 Demonstrate practices that ensure security when storing and accessing information
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