there are eight principles. The data Must be : - Fairly and lawfully processed - Processed for intended purposes - Adequate , relevant and not excessive - Accurate - Not kept for longer than necessary - Processed in accordance with the data subject rights - Kept secure - Not transferred to countries without adequate protection. 1.2 Explain why it is important to have secure systems for Recording and storing information in a health and social Care environment ? To ensure the necessary safeguards and appropriate uses Of personal information are in place. For example , any Issues relating to human rights act 1998 , the duty of Confidentiality as part of duty of care , accuracy.
Unit 4222-209 Handle information in health and social care Settings Outcome 1 Understand the need for secure handling of information in Health and social care settings 1. Identify the legislation that relates to the recording, storage and sharing of information in health and social care The right to confidentiality is guaranteed by the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data protection Act 1998 sets out eight principles which are in essence a code of good practice for processing personal data. The data 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 Your workplace policies and procedures will be based around those principles. The Human Rights Act 1998 details the right to a private life.
Unit 9 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. Human Rights Act Freedom of Information Act Data Protection Act CQC Essential Standards Company Policies and Procedures No Secrets Equality Act 1.2 Summarise the main points of legal requirements and codes of practice for handling information in health and social care. The Data protection Act provides the legal requirements that should be adhered to in relation to storing information relating to an individual. The main points: Personal data must be processed fairly and lawfully. Personal data must only be obtained for the specific purpose and purpose given.
The data is set out in 8 principles Personal Data must protect fairly and lawfully, obtained for specific purpose and purpose given, all personal data must have accurate and kept up to date, must not be kept longer then it should, should be kept secure at all times all data must not be transferred to any other country outside the European Economic Area without adequate protection. Explain how legal requirements and codes of practice inform practice in handling information. The main points of legal requirements and codes of practice for handling information is that the data should be handled fairly and lawfully, accurate,kept secure,processed in accordance with the data subject's rights. 2) Understand good practice in handling information in social care settings. 2.1) Explain how to maintain records that are up to date, complete.
The Data Protection Act relates to all information kept of an individual. There are eight basic principles to the Data Protection Act. The Data must be: Fairly, and lawfully processed. Used for limited purposes. Not excessive, but adequate and relevant.
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, committees and advisory bodies. • Health & Social Care Act 2008 - Essential standards. 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 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. I must make sure that no one can access others information and records apart from persons who have the authorisation to do so, otherwise it may fall into the wrong hands and be used against them by carrying out fraudulent activity. It is imperative for the care worker to abide by the policies of confidentiality and follow the legislation of the Data Protection Act 1998. 2.1 Describe features of manual and electronic information storage systems that help ensure security? I could use a manual security storage system which could be files, records paperwork
1.2 Explain why it is important to have secure systems for recording and storing information in a health and social care setting The GSCC code of practice states care workers should respect confidential information and clearly explaining agency policies about confidentiality to service users and carers. It is important not to abuse the trust they have in you to maintain their personal information. The Data protection Act states “Appropriate technical and organisational measures shall be taken against unauthorised
The Human Rights Act 1998 details the right to a private life. There is also the code of practice for social care workers, which provides a clear guide for all those who work in social work, setting out the standards of practice and conduct workers and their employers should meet with regards the handling of information. There is also Caldecott standards which govern the sharing of information based on the Data protection Act. 2) Summarise the main points of legal requirements and codes of practice for handling information in health and social care. The data protection act 1998 sets out several principles governing the use of personal information, these include the following:- • Personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully • Personal data shall be obtained only for one or more specified and lawful purposes • Personal data shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive • Personal data shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date.
Data must be kept up to date 5. Data must not be kept for longer than required 6. Must be processed in accordance with individual rights 7. Must always be secure 8. Not transferred outside of the EU without consent 1.2 Explain why it is important to have secure systems for Recording and showing information in social care..