Human rights 1998 legislation, Freedom of information 2000, code of practice on confidential information and enviromental act. 1.2 Explain why it is important to have secure systems for recording and storing information in a social care setting. To ensure the necessary safeguard and appropriate uses of personal information are in place for example:- any issues relating to human rights, the duty of confidentiality as part of duty, 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.
Ensure sensitive and private information is kept in a secure/locked drawers or cabinets when not in use. Electronic databases should be protected by adequate spy and virus software. Electronic files should be password protected. Information pertaining to individuals should only be shared on a ‘need to know’ basis. 2.
Anyone processing personal data must comply with the either enforceable principles of good practice laid down in the Data Protection Act 1998. These say that data must be: * Fairly and lawfully processed. * Processed for limited purposes * Adequate, relevant and not excessive * Not kept for longer than necessary * Processed in accordance with the data subject’s rights * Kept secure * Not transferred to countries without adequate protection. 1.2 What is the importance of having secure systems for recording and storing information in a health and social care settings. Once something is written down or entered into a computer, it becomes a permanent record.
 Promote Good Practice in Handling Information in Health and Social Care Settings Outcome 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 The Data Protection Act 1998 is a key piece of legislation to ensure people's rights regarding the confidentiality of their personal information. It highlights 8 principles that define good practice when handling someone else's personal data and breaching these principles can lead to serious legal implications. In health and social care many policies and procedures are based on the principles of the Data Protection Act to ensure that client details remain confidential. The Human Rights Act 1998 also states the right to a private life. The right to have one's private life respected also includes that private and confidential information gets respected and that details are shared and stored in accordance with strict rules and regulations.
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. The Computer Misuse Act is another legal issue that businesses must take into account. This Act was introduced in attempt to prevent and protect businesses from viruses, hackers, copyright infringements and fraud on their computer systems. The Computer Misuse Act has made it illegal to: * gain unauthorised access to a computer’s data for the purpose of blackmailing * commit software piracy by copying programs illegally * hack into and gain unauthorised access to a computer’s data * gain access to a computer’s data without permission with the purpose of altering or deleting it or to plant a virus There are also ethical issues that a business must follow as to how it is run, including the use of its information. Ethics are a set of principles that a business should follow in
Diploma lvl3 Health and social care Robyn Reeder Date- 10-03-2015 Unit- . Understand how to handle information in social care settings 4229-307 1.1.The Data Protection Act 1998 is a key piece of legislation to ensure people's rights regarding the confidentiality of their personal information. It highlights 8 principles that define good practice when handling someone else's personal data and breaching these principles can lead to serious legal implications. In health and social care many policies and procedures are based on the principles of the Data Protection Act to ensure that client details remain confidential. The Human Rights Act 1998 also states the right to a private life.
1. Identify legislation and codes of practice that relate to handling information in health and social care Legislation: • Data Protection Act 1988 • Freedom of Information Act 2000 • Health and Social Care Act 2008 - Essential Standards Codes of Practice • Health and Care Professional Council • Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) • Local or internal codes of practice (your employers policies and procedures) 2. Summarise the main points of legal requirements and codes of practice for handling information in health and social care The purpose of the Data Protection Act 1988 is to protect the rights and privacy of individuals and to ensure that data about them is not shared without their knowledge or consent. This Act controls how personal information is used by organisations, business’ or Government. 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.
HSC038 Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings To understand the requirements for handling information in health and social care settings, the first step is to identify the legislation: The Data Protection Act 1998. This Act stipulates the rules for manual and electronic processing of personal data (e.g. names, addresses, dates of birth etc.) and ensures that every company which keeps such records is responsible for the data collected, how it is used and to whom it can be given. This Act has eight legally enforceable ‘data protection principles’: • Information must be processed fairly and lawfully • It must be used for limited and declared purposes • It must be accurate, up to date and relevant • Information must be held no longer than necessary • It must be kept secure • May not be transferred overseas unless safeguards are in place • Individuals have a legal right to see any personal information you have stored about them Confidentiality is a central trust between a service user and a health and social care setting to enable an open, beneficial and honest relationship.
UNIT 4222-209 HANDILING INFORMATION IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SETTINGS. OUTCOME 1 Understand the need for secure handiling of information in health and social care settings. 1.1 Identify the legislation that relates to the recording, storage and sharing of information in health and social care. The legislation relating to this are, CQC standards reg 20 personal records remain confidential. Data Protection Act 1998 1.2 Explain why it is important to have secure systems for recording and storing information in a health and social care settings.