Identify Legislation and Codes of Practice That Relate to Handling Information in Health and Social Care

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There are several legislations and codes of practice that relates to handling information. Data protection Act 2008 is a law that protects personal privacy and upholds individuals rights. This Act gives rights to the people the information is about, data subjects puts obligations on the people who held information, data controllers, non-compliance is a criminal offence. The freedom of information Act 2000 is the Act that gives you the right to ask any public body for all information they have on the chosen subject. Unless there’s a good reason, the organisation must provide information within 20days. You can also request on information they hold of you. But some information might be held to protect various interests which are allowed by the Act. The public 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) is the guidance about compliance, it explains all essential and expected standards of quality and safety. It is a guide which is a guide to help providers of Health and social care to comply with Health and social care Act 2008. In outcome 21 it explains how records should be kept securely and can be located promptly when required. It expresses how important accurate record keeping is a must. The general Social care council (GSCC) codes of practice Also explains how maintaining clear and accurate records as required by procedures established for your work. Also explains that respecting confidential information and clearly explaining agency policies about confidentiality to service users and
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