Nvq 3 Assesment on Promoting Good Practice in Handling Information

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PROMOTE GOOD PRACTICE IN HANDLING INFORMATION IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SETTINGS OUTCOME 1 Data Protection Act 1998: this law protects personal privacy and upholds individual’s rights. Freedom of information Act 2000: this is an act of parliament of the parliament of the United Kingdom, this creates a public right to access information held by public authorities. CQC: this is an independent regulator of Health and Adult Social Care service in England, they were established by the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and replaced the former Commission for Social Care Inspection, Health Care Commission and Mental Health Act Commission. Capricorn Cottage Policy and Procedures: To record incidents that may occur. Ensuring all care plans and files are kept in a locked filing cabinet. Not allowing anyone to access such files unless an authorised person, resident or relative of the resident. The General Social Care Council GSCC: This is a list of statements for care workers that describe the standards of professional conduct practice required for care workers as they go about their daily work. The 8 Principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 states the personal data must be: Processed fairly and lawfully, Processed only for one or more specified and lawful purpose, Adequate, relevant and not excessive for the purpose, Accurate and kept up to date, Kept for no longer than is necessary, Processed in line with the rights of the individual, Secure against accidental loss, destruction or damage and against unauthorised / unlawful processing, Not transferred to countries outside the European economic area. OUTCOME 2 Manual information should be stored in a locked filing cabinet in a secure office, if nobody is in the office the door should be locked, never leave any care plans, private files, phone numbers etc. on your desk unattended as anyone can access

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