Unit HSC 038 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. All information that is stored is subject to the Data Protection Act 1998. In Jersey legislation and codes of practice that relate to handling information are: • Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005. This is based on principles to follow rather than legislation. A copy of this is available to the public on the States of Jersey website www.gov.je • The Caldicott Committee- report on the review on patient identifiable information Dec 1997.
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 Three of the current legislation and codes of practice that relate to handling information in health and social care seems to be most important. They are as follows: THE DATA PROTECTION ACT 1998 – The Data Protection Act 1998 is a piece of legislation which defines the law on processing data of people living within the United Kingdom. The Data Protection Act 1998 is set out in eight principles The FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 – The Freedom of Information act 2000 creates the ‘right of access’ to the public of general information help by public authorities, local authorities and the National Health Service. Personal data cannot be accessed as this is protected by the Data Protection Act 1998. Carers Code of Practice We shouldn’t forget also about the other acts, namely: Caldicott PrinciplesHuman Rights Act Nursing and midwifery council – the standards of conduct, performance and ethics for nurses and midwives – the code Caldicott Principles Care Standards Act 1.2 Summarise the main points of legal requirements and codes of practice for handling information in health and social care The main points of legal requirements and codes of practice for handling information in health and social care are as follows: The date must be fairly and lawfully processed processed for limited purposes adequate, relevant and not excessive accurate not kept for longer than necessary processed in accordance with the data subject’s rights kept secure not transferred to countries without adequate protection 2.1 Describe features of manual and electronic information storage systems that help ensure security Manual security storage systems
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.
Unit 2 Principles of personal development in adult social care settings (L/602/3035) 1.1 The standards that influence the way adult social care job roles are carried out are: * Care standards act 2000 – act of parliament of the UK which provides for the administration of a varitey of care institution, including children’s home, independent hospitals, nursing homes and residential homes. * Domiciliary care regulations 2002 * Health and safety at work at 1974 – the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in great Britain. The health and safety executive with local authorities is responsible for enforcing the act and a number of other acts and statutory instruments relevant to the working environment. * Manual handling operations regulations 1992 – MHOR regulations set out a clear ranking of measures for dealing with risks from manual handling these are: FIRST- avoid hazardous manual handling operations so far as is reasonably practicable. SECOND- assess any hazardous manual handling operations that cannot be avoided.
Review the policies and procedures in your setting and produce a report stating those in place, how they influence health and social care settings and then describe how they promote the safety of individuals in these settings LEGISLATION Legislation is a law or set of laws. These are suggested by a government, charities or other interested parties and made official (legal) by parliament. POLICY These are the smaller documents that are written and held in your work places for employees to follow. Policy is often drawn from legislation. PROCEDURE A set of actions that is the official or accepted way of doing something (1).
Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Is an Act of Parliament of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that creates a public "right of access" to information held by public authorities. It is the implementation of freedom of information legislation in the United Kingdom on a national level. Health & Social Care Act 2008 Care Quality Commission (CQC) 'Essential Standards of Quality & Safety’ Outcome 21 deals with individuals personal records, including medical records, these should be kept up to date accurate, kept safe and confidential. 1.2 Explain how legal requirements and codes of practice inform practice in handling information. It is important that I have a secure system for recording and storing of information in a health and social care setting, as I am providing a duty of care to my clients.
Issues that surround accountability are written into codes of conduct so that practitioners are clear about their responsibilities. To summarise this act it; · Establishes a new and independent body for social care and private and voluntary healthcare services in England to be known as the National Care Standards Commission. · Establishes new and independent councils to register social care workers, set standards in social care work and regulate education and training of social workers in England and Wales. · Reforms the regulation of childminders and day care provision for young children. · Provides for the Secretary of State to maintain a list of individuals who are considered unsuitable to work with vulnerable adults.
In March 2000 the government issued a guidance document “no secrets” which gave social services departments a co-ordinating role in developing locale policies and procedures for protecting venerable adult from abuse. This was required of all agencies, i.e. police, probation services, social services and health services, to work collaboratively to protect vulnerable adults. Social services departments were required to develop and implement these codes of practise by October 2001. The “no secrets” guidance document was update in 2015 and added in was compassionate care in the NHS, health and social care integration and dementia care.
This document provides a comprehensive framework for the development of smaller policies. Polices relating to health and well-being have since referred to the plan. The care standards act was a piece of legislation setting out the formal arrangements for the inspection of standards within care services. The legislation allows the government to make changes to the current organisation of regulation and inspection. It gives new organisations both duties and powers to undertake particular work activity.
Question 1b (Weighting: 5) Summarise the main points of legal requirements and codes of practice for handling information in health and social care. Requirements for handling information: relevant legislation relating to the handling of information in health and social care e.g Data Protection Act (1988), Freedom of Information Act (2000), Disability Discrimination Act (2005), and other relevant