1.2 SUMMARISE THE MAIN POINTS OF LEGAL REQUIRMENTS AND CODES OF PRACTICE FOR HANDLING INFORMATION IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE. The summary of the main points of legal requirements and codes of practice for handling information in health and social care are as follows: * Ensures service users rights are recognise * Personal data must be accurate and kept up to date * Data not kept for longer than necessary * Data kept secure at all times * Information fairly and lawfully processed * Data not to be transferred to countries outside the EU without adequate
As a carer we have the responsibility to make a record of the entire task that we perform in a clear way so that the information can be safely transmitted to the other carers and to the management. They need to be factual and correct and signed by us in order to validate the information. This information can be use by the management, police, and medical members. 1.2 The main points of legal requirements and codes of practice for handling information in health and social care are: * Records should be kept in a secure place * Records should be kept to a minimum necessary to achieve their purpose. * Records should only be used for the purpose they were collected * Records should only be available to those who need to see them Outcome 2 2.1 When handling information we have to make sure that they are kept in safety at all times locked and protected and computers with information must be protected with passwords, only authorized entities are allowed to se the information.
The holding authority must explain why they have withheld information. Sectors covered by this Act are: government departments, local assemblies, councils, local authorities, health care trusts, hospitals, doctors surgeries, police, colleges and universities, non-department public bodies, commitees and advisory bodies. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) monitors the guidance about compliance, it explains all essential and expected standards of quality and safety. It is a guide to help providers of Health and social care to comply with the Health and social care Act 2008. In outcome 21 it explains how records should be kept securely and can be located promptly when required.
My responsibility is to maintain and update patents records, ensuring that the information stays confidential and is locked away securely. Patients who divulge their personal health information expect the NHS to keep it safe and secure. The Data Protection Act 1988 governs how organisations may use personal information including how they acquire the information, store, share and dispose of it. Freedom of Information Act 2000 This gives the public a right to general access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities including GP practices. A response to a request for information must be made within 20 working days.
Pass 5 There are many different legal issues and Acts that relate to the way that a business uses its information. One example of this is the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) which is an Act of Parliament. It controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government. Everyone responsible for using data has to follow strict rules called ‘data protection principles’. They must make sure the information is: * used fairly and lawfully * used for limited, specifically stated purposes * used in a way that is adequate, relevant and not excessive * accurate * kept for no longer than is absolutely necessary * handled according to people’s data protection rights * kept safe and secure * not transferred outside the UK without adequate protection http://www.rac.co.uk/privacy-policy The RAC follows the rules laid out in the Data Protection Act 1998 by only using the data submitted to them by customers for the purpose that is was submitted for, for example health data for your registration under the Motability Scheme.
Those who have access to this data must follow strict rules called “data protection principles” and must make sure information is:- • Used fairly and lawfully • Used for limited, specifically stated purpose • Used in a way that is adequate, relevant and not excessive • Accurate • Kept for no longer than absolutely necessary • Handled accordingly to people’s data protection rights. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 creates a “right to access information” held by public authorities and corporations. The main principle is that people have a right to know about the activity of public authorities, unless there is a good reason for them not to. Public authorities include government departments, local authorities, the NHS, state schools and the Police Force. The code of practice within the Health and Social Care Act 2008 highlights that personal information is only used if necessary to carry out work and is used in accordance with legislation.
1.2 Explain why it is important to have secure systems for recording and storing information in a health and social care setting There are many reasons why the recording and storage of information is important. One of which is the legislations which all care homes have to adhere to. More reasons include protecting confidentiality; only individuals and those who have received their consent can access their personal information. You also preserve the rights of the service users by protecting their data. By storing data in systems that are password protected you make it so that only those who 'need to know' service users' personal information can see them.
Handle Information in Health and Social Care settings 1.1 Q: Identify the legislation that relates to the recording, storage and sharing of information in health and social care. A: The legislation that relates to the recording, storage and sharing of information is the Data Protection Act 1998. The act states that service users information must be confidential and can only be accessed with consent. Services users must know what records are being kept and why the data is kept. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives individuals the right to ask organisations about all the information they have about them.
Understand how to handle information in social care setting Out come 1 understand the need for secure handling of information in social care setting 1.1 Identify the legislation that relates to the recording, storage and sharing of information in social care. The main pieces of legislation is the data protection act 1998. This covers the medical, social, credit information and local authority. There are eight principles which are fairy and lawfully processed, processed for intend purpose, adequate, relevant, not excessive/ accurate, not kept for longer then necessary, processed in accordance with the data subject right, kept secure and not transferred to countries with out adequate protection. Human rights 1998 legislation, Freedom of information 2000, code of practice on confidential information and enviromental act.
For example , any Issues relating to human rights act 1998 , the duty of Confidentiality as part of duty of care , accuracy. The Information is permanent once it has been written down. The information is very personal for example , bank details , Medical history and Family background. This needs to be Kept as confidential as possible. 2.1 Describe how to access guidance , information and Advice about handling information ?