UNIT 9 VICTORIA WESSELS: 1094182 (completed) 1.1 IDENTIFY LEGISLATION AND CODES OF PRACTICE THAT RELATE TO HANDLING INFORMATION IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE Some of the legislation and codes of practice that relate to handling information are as follows: 1. DATA PROTECTION ACT 1988. This act ensures service users rights regarding the confidentiality of the personal information. It must not be shared or transferred without proper safeguards. 2.
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives individuals the right to ask organisations about all the information they have about them. 1.2 Q: Explain why it is important to have secure systems for recording and storing information in a health and social care setting. A: It is important to have secure systems for recording and storing information so that individuals and staff's private information will be protected from unauthorised viewing. It is to comply with legislation and it is the right of individuals and staff to have their private information protected. It is important to ensure information is accessible to those who need to know it.
Explain the meaning of the term confidentiality Confidentiality refers to the need to handle personal and private information in ways that are appropriate, safe and professional and meet legal requirements. There are three main reasons why confidentiality is an important issue in a health and social care setting. Trust The relationships you build with service users and their families are central to your care role. If you share their personal information with others who have no need or right to know you risk breaking their trust in you. Individuals also need to know there are secure systems and procedures operating in the care setting to protect confidential information.
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.
Unit 4222-307 Promote good practice in 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 right to confidentiality is guaranteed partly by Data Protection Act (1998), partly by Human Rights Act (1998) and partly by principles established by judges on a case to case basis (Common Law). The Data Protection Act (1998) sets out 8 principles which are a code of good practice for processing personal data. My work place policies and procedures are based around these principles. The GSCC code of practice for social care workers, sets out the standards of practice and conduct workers and their employers should meet with regards to the handling of personal information. There is also the Caldicott Standards which govern the sharing of information, based on The Data Protection Act (1998).
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.
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.
HIPPA Tutorial and Summary HCS/320 Jim Mackey What did you learn from the HIPPA tutorials? HIPPA tutorial made me familiar with the measures and guiding principles that have to be maintained by a company while electronically dealing with patient information. It is imperative to understand HIPPA as the fundamental rules must be maintained accordingly. It is essential to understand the three fundamental aspects, reliability, secrecy and accessibility. HIPPA tells us to safeguard client information as well as other ones that have accessibility restrictions.
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.
CT235Jack Graham Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 1.1: A duty of care is a legal obligation which is imposed on an individual requiring adherence to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could foreseeably harm others. It is the first element that myst be established to proceed with an action in negligence. 1.2: My own work rules a underpinned with the duty of care as a responsively to ensure people I care for a safe, respected and well cared for in a dignified manner. 2.1: Dilemmas that may arise with duty of care is by want to provide the best care for a person eg. Making sure they have clean clothes on but the person may refuse this.